When your résumé and cover letter are up to date and you’re ready to turn a practice interview into a real one, how do you find potential employers?
National online job Web sites like CareerBuilder (www.career builder.com), Job-Hunt.org (www.job-hunt.org), Monster. com (www.monster.com), and America’s Job Bank (www.ajb. dni.us). Some of these sites send you email alerts to let you know about new job listings that match your criteria
Niche online job sites that focus on a narrowly defined type of job or on jobs within a specific industry. For example, www.dice.com focuses on high-tech jobs; www.bankingboard.com zeroes in on jobs in the mortgage banking, title, escrow, and real estate fields; and www.allretailjobs.com focuses on — you guessed it — all types of positions in the retail world.
Your state’s employment office. Most of these sites include a job bank of openings with local and national private-sector employers, nonprofits, state government, and sometimes local governments. The Web sites of your local and county government. These sites may feature job banks with a focus on government job openings in your specific locale.
The Web sites of any professional or trade organizations you belong to. Many of these organizations list job openings of specific interest to their members features traditional and offbeat job listings for many larger cities.