There are many ways to look for a job. Networking, online posting sites, newspapers, temporary employment services, outplacement firms, private employment agencies, and state employment agencies are just a few.
In a tough job market, don’t stick with only one avenue. Use every source you can think of. The only exception would be if you are working and your search is confidential. In this case, you will have to be careful not to answer blind ads in the paper, because your boss might have submitted them. Some bosses are so sneaky; they will run an ad or post a job online that might appeal to you just to see if you are looking for a new job. When your search is confidential, it is best to contact a reputable employment service; one that has been referred by people you trust. Make sure the employment service knows your search is confidential. Print “Confidential Resume of ….” at the top of your resume and also mention the confidentiality of your search in your cover letter. If you live in Oklahoma, Jacobi Kelley Personnel has an office in OKC and in Tulsa. Their website is www.jacobikelley.com.
If your search is not confidential, you can take advantage of every possible method of finding your new job. Be sure to explore all your options.