The following are some tips to ensure a thorough job search:
Like other databases, you receive different results if you change your search terms. Use key words that are related to you field of interest, career, or major and you may locate a job posting that you have never seen before.
Do not be afraid to use a job database filter that you would not normally use. It could help you find a job or new field that you never considered!
If possible, apply for a position directly on the organization's website. This makes it more likely that your application will be reviewed rather than sent through an applicant tracking system (ATS). Some organizations post a link to their website in the job description.
If you are searching multiple job websites, be aware that some postings may be on more than one website. Keep track of which jobs you find so that you do not send duplicate applications.
Use social media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) to network with others in your field.
Be patient! Job vacancies get posted daily, so it is important to check for new job postings often.
Job Search Sources
The following sources from DragonQuest may help you understand the job search process.
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