When it comes to job hunting, it can almost seem impossible to get matched with your dream job. Especially living in a big city such as New York. However, don't worry – I'm here to help you find some of the best New York jobs!
In a city as big and bustling as New York, it can seem as though everyone is your competition for New York jobs. Jobs can be hard to come by, especially when you know what you want.
However, there is no problem knowing what you want and going for it. One of the most important qualities to possess, especially when job hunting, is passion. Having passion can really make you stand out among the other candidates.
There are a couple of online resources that can really be used to your advantage, especially when looking for New York jobs! Websites such as Indeed, LinkedIn and even Craigslist can be a super powerful tool that can help you be successful.
When it comes to online job hunting, Indeed is a great website to utilize. Indeed in a virtual job board which employers use to post jobs in which they are looking for employers.
One of the great things about Indeed is it will suggest jobs it thinks you would be interested in based on your previous job searches and applications posted. It really allows you to get specific New York jobs catering to what you are going for!
Another amazing feature of this site is the fact that it features an online messenger through the site. Through this, you can easily contact employers and employers can contact you. This tool can be used to schedule interviews, gather more information or to simply accept or decline a job offer!
Whether you're just browsing, or looking full time, Indeed has it all! It suggests and offers internships, part and full-time, remote and freelance jobs for anyone who is interested in applying! It is the perfect one stop shop for New York jobs!
I'm sure most of you, if not all of you are familiar with LinkedIn. However, if you're not or simply haven't gotten around to creating an account, then you are missing out! LinkedIn is the perfect online digital networking site!
Making a LinkedIn account is super simple and will easily be one of the best decisions that you have made. In a nutshell, LinkedIn allows you to connect virtually with others that you make know in your workspace or in other aspects.
When connecting with someone through LinkedIn, it allows you to build and communicate your relationships, which is essential when it comes to New York jobs. LinkedIn also allows you to view and apply for available jobs in your area.
One of the great things about building your connections on LinkedIn is the fact that they can “endorse” you. This is similar to a reference in the fact that they can back you up on a certain skill you posses, which can make or break your application process!
3) Alumni Groups
Staying in touch with those you've gone to college with or have graduated from your college can be some of the best resources when it comes to finding available jobs! Often, especially knowing how tough the job market is in New York City, alumni are often quick to help those who have graduated with them or after them!
Don't be afraid to even reach out and say hi, because you are bound to find someone who is in the same career field as you. If so, they can link you to potential job openings, whether it's at the company that they are working at or jobs that they have heard of through the grape vine!
4) Personal Networking
Although this last one can be somewhat challenging, it can be the most effective at getting your foot in the door! Personal networking can also sometimes be one of the only ways of successfully securing a New York job that perfectly suits you!
One tip to help get your networking started is to start going to events! Websites such as Be Social Change and Networking for Professionals (NFP) often hold and offer events in co-working spaces. Attending these events allow you to put your name out there!
Another tip for networking is keeping good relationships between previous employers and coworkers and even people who have interviewed you! These are the people that know the business and can really help you with your next job search! As I always say “It's all about who you know!”
When it comes to jobs you have an interview for, make sure you ask them to keep your name and application on file. This shows them you are passionate and quite often, you're name will be remembered when they are looking for more employers!