When it comes to job openings, the Internet offers plenty of leads. But instead of surfing the usual classifieds, look for company announcements in online business journals. If companies are winning contracts and receiving venture capital, they’re probably opening their doors to new hires.
Be on the lookout for rising stock prices. Investigate which industries are getting stimulus funds from the federal and state governments. Also, check out freelance sites like Sologig. An organization that is hiring contractors is probably quietly hiring other employees.
Visit the local job boards of associations and meetup groups. Pursue thriving, new industries like renewable energy, and other eco-friendly sectors. If you're worried that you don’t know anything about earth science or biochemistry, don't be. Green companies need accountants too. Your traditional skill set has a place - even inside cutting edge organizations.
Greg recently graduated from college and decided to follow his heart to Las Vegas where he can launch his career in hospitality. Although Greg spent most of his time studying, he managed to gain some industry-related experience while working through school. However, he realizes he'll need to start from the ground up in a brand new city and has decided to apply for a room service job at one of the largest hotels on the Vegas Strip. Here are some things he should keep in mind when creating a resume for a hospitality gig:(more »)