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In my last topic that I posted up I talked about how hard it is to get a response from a company after submitting a resume and cover letter, and various people replied, saying that they'd advise me to call the company after submitting my resume/cover letter, but the problem with that is that most job postings that I run into on the internet don't have a phone number posted up. Then I got to thinking, maybe I'm just going to the wrong places to look for a job. Maybe there are better sites than Monster/Hotjobs and I'm missing out. Anyways, I'd appreciate it if people shared the resources they use to look for jobs. As for where I go...
monster.com
hotjobs.com
chicago.computerjobs.com
(my college career services website.... I still have access even though I'm an alum)
chicagojobs.org
launchchicago.com
w19.cityofchicago.org/chi_dop/pod_empl.htm (city of chicago job web site)
You guys have probably figured out by now that I'm looking for/live in chicago. Anyways, hopefully the above'll be helpful for some people...
Good luck to everyone
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Hi,
I walked the pavement previously and it worked like a charm. Utilize your networks to the max, simply people hire people not companies.
Regards,
MCao
 
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Hm....that's an idea I haven't though of yet.... Any others?
 
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Pick the general industries you wish to work in, (eg finance, healthcare, education, etc). Then find all the companies in those industries that are in your area. Check out their webpages, especially the HR sections. also, call them and ask for the telephone number to the HR department. For those with webpages listing jobs you are interested in, apply. For those without job listings online, give them a call. If they have openings, apply. If not, ask more questions to find out what their needs are. You may find that they don't need Java Developers, but would love Sys Admins who can do a little Java development. All this information can help you in your search.
Also, make a list of people you know, and see if any of them work for companies in the industry you wish to work in. Give them a call. They may not be able to give you a job, but they can probably give you the name of someone in HR. Also, they can be valuable in telling you about trends in the company.
Jon
 
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I get jobs through personal netwokring. I have found networking sites, professional events, and to a lessor extent recruiters to also be helpful. Web sites aren't high on my list because they aren't high on the list of most HR departments.
--Mark
 
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Yeah, it really does seem like web sites aren't that effective. I figure that companies that post jobs on the internet tend to get hundreds of resumes for one position. The competition is just too tough, and an HR person's best friend is more likely to get the job.
 
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