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Chapter II. Finding Job Openings
Other Ways to Find Job Openings
In addition to networking, you will want to explore more formal sources of information about job openings. You will have to choose those most appropriate for you based on where you live, your age, and the kind of job you want.
Some of the best sources of information about job openings:

State Employment Offices
  • Have more job openings listed than any other source.
  • Have offices scattered throughout each state.
  • Do not charge fees.
  • Have frequent contact with many employers.
Note:The offices have different names in different states, for example, Employment Development Department, State Department of Labor, and Division of Career Services. You should be able to locate your state office in the phone book where your state's various departments are listed.
School or college placement services:
  • Usually available only to students and alumni of the school.
  • If there is no formal placement service, ask the administration in your school if someone is responsible for helping those looking for jobs.
Private employment agencies:
  • Usually specialize in selected occupations, for example, clerical work, accounting, technical work, or nursing.
  • Some charge applicants a fee; others charge the employer.
Yellow Pages, industrial directories, chambers of commerce, and Internet home pages:
  • Provide names of employers and employment agencies in your area who hire workers in your field of interest.
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