Knowing the Job Market

Now that you know what you want, you should look at what is available. Knowing the job market is essential to a successful job search. There are a number of ways to explore the job market.

  • Job Search Engines: Search engines and online sources allow you to match your location, requirements, interests and skills to the jobs available in the market. Reading through the results will also give you a clear idea of various job profiles and the responsibilities and duties involved.
  • Magazines, newspapers and periodicals: Besides the classifieds, you can read a number of articles about how to conduct effective job searches, finding the right job, writing a good resume or preparing for an interview. You can also keep abreast of changes and trends in the job market.Bullet 3 Keep up with the latest news: Learn about the industry that you hope to enter. You may find useful contact information or learn about an opening that could translate into the right job for you.
  • Job Fairs: These are places where you can meet and interact with prospective employers directly. You can learn a lot about their expectations and requirements. Watch other job hunters and you might pick up a few pointers on preparing for an interview. You will discover many unknown career profiles. Once you have a good idea about what kinds of job options are available for you, you can move on to the next level.