Looking for a job is nobody’s idea of a good time, especially when you don’t know where to look, or you haven’t been able to find much that is available. If you are stuck on your hunt, consider checking out these places as possible options:
While they may be slowly dying off, the presence of newspapers is still strong enough that you will be able to find a Bay area employment advertising section and look for posted jobs. Take the quest online as well, visiting the website of the newspaper and scrolling through their online hiring section, which often times, is more complete and with more to offer than the print version.
Speaking of online, this is a huge resource when it comes to looking for a job. Visit the websites of recruitment firms, hiring agencies, or just common job advertising sites and you will be able to do a thorough search of what jobs are available. Often you can filter your search to show only employment advertising in the Bay area where you live, and you can break down the jobs based on skills or education, part time vs. full time and many more options.
Equally as common as online job advertising, placing Bay area help wanted advertising requests on social media is becoming more the norm than the exception. This is often done on the hiring company’s Facebook or Instagram page, where they simply put up a post advertising “Help Wanted,” or ir may be done via shares on the page. The best way to take advantage of this is to follow the accounts of the companies you are hoping to work for, and then you will get a notification when they post.
And don’t forget about groups! Online groups like those on Facebook, are often created to be completely devoted to job searches. For example, there may be a group job board specifically for your area, or specifically for the niche in which you are looking for your job. Head online and start a group search to request to join the groups and take advantage.
Finally, one of the easiest and most effective ways to look for a job is to start walking around your community. Walk down the main street with the shops and stores and be on the lookout in your Bay area neighborhood for help wanted advertising, like you may see posted in windows or on in-store bulletin boards. Speaking of bulletin boards, go to your local coffee shop and look at their community board to see different posters and signs that community members have put up. You can also head directly to the community hub, such as the library or community center where you may find more of these.
While these are all valuable and worthy places to look for a job, it may still take time for you to find success. Be patient, and don’t get discouraged, and with persistence, you’ll be in an awesome new job in no time!