It’s a terrible thought to think that the perfect position for you was right under your nose the whole time. This could be very much the reality if you’re neglecting to look in certain places for job listings.
The internet and newspaper are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding employers to apply to, so if this is all you use you may want to rethink your job-hunting strategy.
Below we’re going to take a look at some of the best places to find job openings that some people don’t take advantage of when they should.
Try Your Public Library
Did you know that many public libraries display job ads? It’s true, often libraries have a board you can scour that are filled with opportunities.
Sometimes you can get a lot of information from these job postings, some will ask for very specific skills and tell you the wage they will pay, other ads ask you to contact the company for more information on the advertised position. Either way, you should make a note of any ads that interest you and get in touch with the employer as soon as possible to increase your chances of getting an interview.
Some ads give an expiry date as to when they say they are taking applications until. If you come across an ad like this that has already expired, note down the company anyway as they may have more job ads elsewhere that you can find.
Visit Your Local Shopping Mall
Similar to public libraries, some shopping malls actually have dedicated job advertising boards for employers who have their business set up in the shopping mall. This is a great place to look if you are searching for a job in the retail sector, however, no matter what kind of position you are trying to find, it’s worth checking out the shopping mall job board.
If you can’t find your local shopping mall’s job ad board, ask a mall employee. If there’s no board, try the solution below instead.
Look out for the Classic ‘Help Wanted’ Sign
While less common nowadays, some establishments will still put signs in their window to advertise a position. Again, this seems to be more common in retail and some food providers, however, you should still keep an eye out for these signs wherever you go, you never know what you might spot.
It may be a good idea to take a walk around your local high street at least once a week so you can spot any signs that may crop up. Alternatively, you could also hand in CV’s to each of the places you pass by in case something comes up, just remember that many establishments receive multiple CV’s every day, you may not stand out as much as you may like.
A Recruitment Agency is Always Your Best Bet
Remember that while all of these suggestions will help you in your job search, seeking the help of a recruitment agency is the very best way to increase your chances of finding suitable work.
Get in touch with HR Recruitment today to find out how we can help you find the perfect position for you, matched with your skills, experience, and preferences, we’re sure to find an employer for you.