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1. Job Search Sites
Heartland Workforce Solutions works directly with
, a comprehensive online resource for the state of Nebraska, to direct job seekers to a strategic mix of job openings, career exploration, employer information, education, and labor market research information.
If you would like to expand your search there are a variety of job search sites available online, in no particular order: Indeed, LinkUp, Simply Hired, and Jobster.
2. Help with your resume
Heartland Workforce Solutions offers workshops and tutorials on how to build a strong resume. If you would like to do additional research on resumes, About.com offers a comprehensive guide to writing effective resumes and cover letters , with additional links to other websites, samples and templates.
3. Interview tips
How to Nail an Interview offers twenty solid interview tips, as well as videos that demonstrate effective interviewing techniques.
4. Information about prospective companies
Just as much as employers conduct research on potential candidates, through Google Search or other means, the job seeker should become informed about companies for which they want to work. Researching companies will help you during the interview process, in which interviewers often want to know how much you know about them in order to gauge your interest in the job.
But don’t just stop there. You may also want to find out how much you could potentially earn, or what the corporate culture is like in any given company. With GlassDoor , you can find out the average salaries for different positions in different companies, and you can also read company reviews posted by current or former employees.
5. Tips on negotiating salary
Whether you’re in the process of getting a job, or you already have one, but feel that you deserve a raise, salaries are always negotiable. The State Department offers some good techniques in tactfully addressing salary after receiving a formal offer. Salary.com gives sound advice on broaching the topic of raising your salary once you’ve already been working for a while.
6. Tips for using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking media to find employment.
LinkedIn can be especially helpful in finding a job. In a recent blog post, Guy Kawasaki, a venture capitalist, offers some tips on using LinkedIn to do just that.
Also read Time Magazine’s article about using social networking to find employment.
7. Career assessment tests
Whether you’re still in school, looking for your first job, or wanting a complete change of careers, you should take a career assessment test to learn what career or type of job best suits you. The NEworks website offers a self-paced Career Explorer online assessment.
8. Your Local Library.
Your local library can be a great resource in your job search. You can check out job search resources and books to help with writing your resume or offer interviewing tips. If you do not have access to computer at home, area libraries also offer computer labs where you can do internet job searches, complete online applications or work on your resume.
Omaha Public Library
La Vista Public Library
Bellevue Public Library
Ralston Public Library
Gretna Public Library
Plattsmouth Public Library
9. Job/Career fairs
Sometimes, job fairs are a great way to get valuable face time with prospective employers and to find out what opportunities are out there in your area. Heartland Workforce Solutions offers a list of upcoming Job Fairs in the local area on the "Job Seekers" page on its website.
10. Tips on Relocating
Does your dream job require you to move? Or are you already looking for a change of scenery? About.com offers some tips and resources for job seekers who must or simply want to relocate.