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« on: April 01, 2007, 05:34:19 PM »

I noticed on the main HireScores.com site a poll asking people what they think is the best way to find a job.It looks interesting reading. 

The choice is recruiters, job boards, print or networking.  I have to say that I was quite surprised by the results.  What do other people think?
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2007, 06:03:47 PM »

Gosh, yes I agree.  I have not idea how to get the poll working on this site so we will need to lure some of the forum users to the site to vote as well.  It is on the front page of the site - on the left just under the menu - so even I can do this link: www.hirescores.com

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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2007, 06:36:41 AM »

I knew networking was a powerful tool and it's definitely the best method to help find a job.  The power of networking will open numerous doors and give you the opportunity to get a head start in the job market.  You can network with family, friends, people from church, co-workers, college professors, your neighbor, people on the internet, or teachers from your children's school.  The job market can be very fierce and its important to use all resources that are available to you.   
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2007, 10:48:22 PM »

I would use a range of ways to find a job - networking, applications to posts advertised in newspapers and trade magazines, internet sites and recuitment agencies. This means that different opportunities are available from different sources.
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2007, 11:04:20 PM »

Hi

I would definately say networking and recruitment agencies, obviously job boards / papers as well.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2007, 10:00:29 AM »

I would think a lot of people would first turn to the papers and job boards - but in terms of what's effective - networking will win every time.

http://www.hirescoresforum.com/index.php?topic=99.0
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2007, 03:40:06 AM »

My 2 cents says that the best way to find a job is to apply to a wide category of job listings. To often, job seekers pore through job listings looking for the perfect job. That's a mistake. Apply, apply and apply some more. You send a hundred letters, you're called for 50, you end up with 5 choices, out of which you select the best one. That's much better than applying for 10 and not getting any of them and having to start all over again.

Like Richard says, use networking, job boards and everything else. Why restrict yourself to one? How often do you go about finding a job? Go through everything, apply for a ton of jobs and select the best one you can get.

Note: This is just my personal opinion. I may be wrong, and if so, I'll be happy to be educated by a pro HR guy here.
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2007, 08:51:38 PM »

I have found quite a few jobs from talking to friends. Obviously they are not earth shattering posts but work well as stop gaps for a time. I don't think word of mouth amongst friends should be discounted as a really good way of finding employment.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2007, 10:09:02 PM »

I think talking to friends can definitely help. They may know if their company is hiring and also give you some idea of what it would be like to work there.  Some companies also operate schemes where employees are giving a 'finders' bonus so if you know people that work for these you will be doing them a favour if you apply and get a job.
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