Small business hiring is up, with a CareerBuilder.com survey reporting that smaller companies (under 250 employees) are looking to expand their workforce. 19% of the companies surveyed added full-time, permanent employees over the last two quarters and 24& plan on adding full-time, permanent employees over the next two quarters.
For job applicants seeking an entry level job or a career change, there are opportunities with small companies. 51% are willing to train workers who do not have experience in their industry or field, and hire them. So, if even if you don't have a lot of experience, a small company can be a good option.
Where you can you find job listings for smaller companies? Not all advertise openings on their company website or online, so if you're not finding what you're looking for on a job board or job search engine, up your job search a notch, or maybe it's better to say take it down a notch.
Check out your local newspaper. Many small businesses advertise in the Help Wanted classifieds and those listings are often online. Also check your Chamber of Commerce website (Google Chamber of Commerce and the name of your town). Small companies often list on their chamber's job board.
Don't forget networking. A lot of jobs at smaller companies aren't advertised at all and companies hire by referral and word of mouth. Let your friends and family know you are seeking employment. Here's more on how to effectively network when you're job hunting.
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