In a year like 2020, you need all the breaks you can get. If you find yourself looking for a job like so many other Americans, what resources are available to you that won’t cost any money? Looking for a job shouldn’t cost you anything but there are many platforms today that take advantage of the current economy and ask job seekers to pay to play. Before you put any money into your search, here are some completely free resources to try.
The number one free resource to help you find a job today is social media. Companies are posting their jobs directly to their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. And, of course, you should follow businesses on LinkedIn as well. Social media is 100% free, but it’s also very fast so you need to check regularly. To help you see job postings, follow companies you’re interested in and engage with their content online.
Online Job Boards
Most traditional online job boards do not charge job seekers for access to their websites. The most commonly used job boards today are Indeed, ZipRecruiter, Monster, and CareerBuilder. You may also have some luck on the job pages for your local Craigslist. You will not be charged to submit your resumes to any open positions through any of these platforms.
Did you know that you can simply Google jobs? That’s right, search engines like Google will pull jobs related to your search so you can review them without going to a ton of different websites. Try by putting in the job title and location and see what comes up in your area.
There’s a common misconception that staffing agencies charge job seekers a fee to use their services. But this has never been the case. For a staffing agency, they are contracted by the client company who pays the fee for the services. The candidates will never spend a dime. Some people also believe they’ll be paid less for working with a staffing agency, but that’s not true either. It’s in the staffing agency’s best interest to ensure you’re paid fairly for the job you do.
Are you ready to apply with a local recruiter to kickstart your job search? Call Nextaff today.