Using a combination of these job search resources will increase your chances of finding a job faster.

When it comes to listing job opportunities, companies advertise their job openings in different places (or sometimes not at all). If you want to find a variety of jobs that interest you and fit well with your experience, you have to diversify your efforts.

Below are some of the most common sources for finding a job. Each source, on its own, is a great way to find a new job. But using a combination of these sources will be that much more effective, enabling you to widen your efforts and accelerate your job search.

Networking events: It’s often said that, when it comes to finding a job, “it’s not what you know that matters, it’s who you know.” Having skills is necessary to landing a job, but knowing the right people can get you there faster. Networking events are opportunities to meet people in your industry who can connect you with potential job opportunities, provide valuable advice or act as mentors. Use sites like Eventbrite or Meetup or even Google to find in-person networking events. You can even network online. Networking can be scary, but the more you do it, the easier it gets.

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