Job Resources & Opportunities
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How to find a job in Chicago.
Chicago is a great city. We live here. We raise our children here. We worship here and we believe in the ability of our people and communities to prosper and grow here.
Economically speaking, compared to other countries and cities around the United States, Chicago has so much to offer. According to CareerBuild LLC and Economic Modeling Specialists International the projected job increase for the region will be 4.73 million in 2017, up from 4.63 million in 2013.* Now, that’s good news.
The job of finding a job in Chicago can be a real challenge, but there are several ways to turn your job hunting gig into the best job yet.
First, a reality check is in order. A true assessment of your skill level and job qualifications is must. We suggest that you make a list of all of your job skills and experiences, even before you put the pen to your resume. (As a matter-of-fact, this will assist you in putting together your enhanced resume.)
Next, a skill match search. Simply use Google.com or any search engine to do a job search with the keywords, Chicago and some of the skills listed in your personal assessment. This will give you an idea of what’s available in the area and what level of experience employers are requiring for those positions.
Then, upon your review of these job openings, ask yourself how your skills and work experience compares to what the employer is seeking. Do you require additional training? Did you see some skills or experiences that relate to what you do that you can add to your resume? (Maybe you forgot to include them in your skill assessment or maybe it never crossed your mind that an employer thought the skill important enough to ask for it specifically in a help wanted advertisement.) Believe us you can learn so much just by “analyzing” job ads. (It is an employer’s market and it is about what they want in their future employee and not the other way around.)
Finally, the right resume for the right job. If you are not an experienced resume writer, we suggest that you locate one now. Get help. This is so very important, as it may be your first and last opportunity to get in the door. Don’t blow it.
According to a recent article in Crain’s Chicago, “…there are jobs to be found in and around Chicago. You just have to know where to look.”
And, don’t forget some of our great local Chicago resources. To ace our next job interview visit http://www.empowercareer.net . In addition, you can learn how to work from your smart phone or tablet. To learn how, simply visit http://http://www.empowercareer.net/job-search.
The way to get a job in Chicago is the same as any place. Know the market and polish your skills to match the goals and your future employer. Be committed to success and hard work because getting a job in a tough economy may be the toughest job you ever had and know that we are here to help you make your Chicago job search a success.
*Crain’s Chicago, January 20, 2014, by Kevin McKeough.
Top 15 Job Search Sites
Glassdoor.com contains company reviews, ratings, company information, salaries, CEO approval rating, competitors, content providers, and more company information.
How to use LinkedIn, including how to create a profile, how to connect, how to build a network of connections, and how to use LinkedIn for job searching.
The web’s most popular national (and international) database of employment opportunities.
JobSerf provides personalized online job searching for you by sending out your resume and a cover letter (that you write) to online listings in your area from a multitude of sources.
JobShouts.com is a free resource for both employers and job seekers. Employers can post their jobs for free; those jobs are then automatically “tweeted” to users on Twitter. Then those jobs can be found either by following JobShouts on Twitter, or by searching “jobs” or keywords found in posted job titles.
America’s Job Exchange (America Job Exchange or AJE) connects job seekers to national job openings all fifty US states and four territories.
Craig’s List is an excellent resource to find job listings in a specific location.
Gadball.com users can create a Profile on GadBall, then interact with other users, get recommendations, network, create a resume, and search for and apply for jobs.
Snagajob.com is one of the top part-time and hourly job sites. Here’s why and here are suggestions on how to best utilize Snagajob.com in your job search.
Indeed.com is an employment portal for job seekers and employers. It includes job postings, career networking, social networking and social recruiting.
https://www.usajobs.gov USAJobs – Federal Government Jobs
USAJobs (USAJobs.gov) is the Federal Government’s official source for Federal job listings, job application, and employment information.
CareerCast’s jobs database list opportunities from all U.S. and Canadian newspapers, magazine, niche job sites, and TV station web sites.
The leading technology job board with permanent, contract and consulting jobs.
Job listings, plus job search advice.
PJ Scout will locate job listings and send them to your email address, or you can search the database of jobs immediately.
Search jobs nationally, or by city or state, and post your resume.
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