New Job Search? ZipRecruiter It!
I’m one week into my new job and it’s been a major adjustment. However, that’s a tale for another day. I hope you are not getting overwhelmed with my old tasks and projects. I know you updated your resume, but you need to take the next step and get it out there. In the past we may have secured our new gigs without much effort. However, times have changed. Let me remind you I needed five months, ten phone screenings, and three face to face interviews to finally move on.
I alternated between using the Dice, LinkedIn Jobs, and the Indeed mobile app. I scanned daily emails from Monster, CyberCoders, and Career Bliss. I convinced myself that jumping from different apps and newsletters converted to working hard on finding my new job. Looking back, I wasn’t being efficient and just being busy.
Single Pane of Glass
When you use ZipRecruiter’s Job Search, you tap into over 200 job boards. The intuitive interface lets you enter the job description (keywords), location, and type of position you want (full time, part time, etc.). I only knew of a handful so I’m lucky in that regard. I could have easily fell into doing more busy work by visiting each job board separately rather than focus on more important tasks like networking, improving my skills, or preparing for interviews.
There was a job I was interested in that I found on Dice. I submitted my resume, but never heard back. Weeks later, a recruiter I was working with got me a phone interview for the exact same job. I brought up the fact that I got no response. She shared that there are so many applicants most companies won’t contact them unless they have been screened by a recruiting company. Unless you have a friend who can line you up with a job, it is in your best interest to get your resume to as many recruiters as possible.
Job Alerts on Steroids
Like I said before, flipping through job alert emails made me feel productive and hopeful because it created the illusion that there were endless opportunities to move on. But what if you could sign up for a email job alert that taps into those same 200+ job boards and sends them all to your email box every day? It is editable for key words, distance from your city, and even ranks for relevance! Since you are all about efficiency, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. Just sign up on the right panel, sit back, and watch your next new job flow in!
My Dear Friend. I know you don’t like change and want to see your big project to completion. However, it’s hard for me to sit by knowing you work with toxic co-workers, management who disrespects the team, and isn’t accountable for their actions. Please give the Job Search or ZipAlerts (Job Alerts) a try. What have you got to lose?