Job hunting, job seeking, or job searching is the act of looking for employment, due to unemployment, underemployment, discontent with a current position, or a desire for a better position. The immediate goal of job seeking is usually to obtain a job interview with an employer which may lead to getting hired. The job hunter or seeker typically first looks for job vacancies or employment opportunities.
Common methods of job hunting are:
Finding a job through a friend or an extended business network, personal network, or social media
Using an employment website
Job listing search engines
Looking through the classifieds in newspapers
Using a private or public employment agency or recruiter
Looking on a company’s web site for open jobs, typically in its applicant tracking system
Going to a job fair
Using professional guidance such as outplacement services that give training in writing a résumé, applying for jobs and how to be successful at interview.
Visiting an organization to find out whether it is recruiting staff or will be doing so in the near future.
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