Top 8 Job Search Methods

Job hunting in this economy will be tough. Here are some of possible ways to search and land at jobs. Job hunting should be treated as a full time work.

If one of the following approaches is not working, then something is wrong. It could be your resumé or cover letter.

There will be lots of ups and downs in your job search. You might apply for 100 jobs in 1 week and never hear back from even a single potential employer.

If that happens, switch to the next job search method in the list below. If you can manage  to effectively spend equal time in some of the methods below, then you should see some positive results in a couple of months’ time.

Most students assume that they can get adept at job search methods in just a few days and tend to relax through the days in college.

But when it comes to doing actual job searches, it would not take very long before they realize that it’s not an easy process.

Top Job Search Methods

  1. Personal Contacts – friends, family members, acquaintances
  2. College Career Center and website
  3. Professional Networking – LinkedIn, Zoominfo
  4. Social Media Tools – Twitter, Facebook
  5. Job Search Boards – Simply Hired, Indeed
  6. Craigslist Job Search in local areas
  7. Attend Job Fairs
  8. Cold Calls to prospective employers.

To be successful in job search, you have to be mentally prepared to face the ups and downs. For every job you apply for, you must feel that you have the right fit for that position and have faith in the you when applying.

Essentially, you have to really have a "feel" for the job you are applying for. If you just apply with a depressed feeling, it might not work out.

Tailor fit your resumé according to the job you are applying for. Modify the keywords in the resumé and make those keywords easily visible to hiring managers and staff.

Do you know any other ways to search for jobs than the above 8 ways, please do share them for our readers. Just write a comment to this article.

Related: Career Guide for Students.


  1. shwetha kamath on November 2, 2010 at 8:34 AM

    hi, I am in search of a job with accounting background.i will be writing my CPA exam soon.I am on a H4 (dependent visa)status.please guide me to find companies who will sponser an H1 B visa.I need to work under a qualified CPA.

  2. sudarshanapawar on October 12, 2010 at 10:13 PM

    Myself sudarshana i have completed my masters in plant breeding and genetics. If i want to know about online jobs in the USA can i do it. and wat r the scopes .Pls do tell me.

    Thank u



  3. Kelly on April 9, 2009 at 10:45 AM choose 3 websites where job seekers got the best results – (networking for professionals) (aggregated listings) (matches you to jobs)

    For those looking for work, good luck!

  4. Kim Randall on April 7, 2009 at 8:51 AM

    Great post! I am on a mission myself to let people know that there are jobs available even in these tough economic times 🙂

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