Traditional Methods Out of date you say? No way.
· Call anyone who you feel is a solid contact at a company and see if they know of any area in the company that is hiring.
· Are you a member of a specific group of people with the same type of career background as you? If so, go to their meetings or events because there may be another member that knows of a job in their company.
· Do you belong to a bowling league? Golfing? Scrapbooking? Sewing? If so, ask the other members of the group as they too may know of a position where they work or you can e-mail them your resume to give to their boss. Can’t hurt!
· Go contract. It may be short term but it will tide you over until your next break comes along. Plus there is the possibility they will hire you permanently.
· Post your resume on every job board possible that pertains to your area of expertise.
· A lot of sites have what are called “hangouts” and you can video chat with others who may know of jobs that are available.
· You can also set-up your own web page with your resume. I know when I recruited I would sometimes put in the name of the position on the internet and I would get resumes from people with their own sites.
· Use all the social media outlets available to talk or tweet and keep putting out the same message that you are looking for a position in ______________ and you may just get a call.
Just a few tips in mixing the old and the new methods and hopefully you will find it a winning combination!!
Have a great evening! Sue