June 21, 2024

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How to Go About Job Hunting

Barring a few, who are picked up by the employers during the campus recruitment sprees, most of the job seekers, after acquiring academic or professional qualifications or undergoing internship/training, are faced with the question where and how to find a suitable job. This process of looking for a job is called job hunting.

The most popular sources of finding a job can be defined as under:

Newspaper: Local and National Newspapers

The Employment News: Apart from the printed version of the newspaper you may also go online and you can know about the vacant jobs in the government, search by location, category and keywords. You can also subscribe to the mail alert facility and get information directly in your inbox and online career guidance through Q & A segment. You can even avail yourself of the facility to submit forms online. Payment for applications can also be made through net banking or credit cards.

Prominent National Dailies:

The Hindustan Times: Classified columns carry details of situations vacant especially on every Tuesday. Special Supplement HT Power Jobs is published every Tuesday.

The Times of India: Ascent Supplement which includes multiple national and international vacancies is supplied with the main paper on every Wednesday.

Internet

Another fast catching trend is job hunting on the web. Finding Jobs by Job search engines, logging on to the websites of the relevant companies, checking up vacant positions, postings your resume through e-mail etc.

Placement Consultants and Agencies

Today, more and more recruitment agencies & consultants are being hired for recruiting staff for employers. The number of recruitment agencies is likely to grow in the coming days with more and more professionalism in the air. Some of the agencies do not charge from the candidates.

Job Fairs

Now-a-days job fairs are organised to make recruitment in different fields whether it is IT, IT-enabled services, management, etc. These are often advertised in the newspaper, magazines etc.

Personal Networking

Friends, relatives, neighbors all have a number of people whom they know at their place of work or otherwise. By taking to them about your job requirements and keeping in touch with them can serve your purpose of finding a suitable job without much hassles.