One of the questions I get asked on a regular basis is how to find local job listings. Job seekers who want to find a job close to home, don't want, or need, to look at job listings from all over creation. All that looking at job postings that aren't a good match, or even close, does is cost time and energy, which most of us don't have enough of to begin with.
The answer is to start with local job listing resources - and stay local - when you need to find a job in your hometown or within an easy commute of home. Check the job boards that focus on local jobs in your area. The job search engines have advanced search options so you can search by a radius of your town and by keyword. They're a great way to narrow down your job search to find just the right job listings.
Don't forget your local newspaper. Lots of companies still use the paper to hire for local job openings. Check the online help wanted ads for your paper and if your Chamber of Commerce has a job board, check that, too. The more you focus your job search, the better luck you'll have finding job listings that are a good match for both where you want to work and for your skills. In addition, there is often less competition on some of the smaller sites. I know several people who have been contacted within hours of emailing their resume to apply for a job they found on our local Chamber of Commerce site. One of them had a job offer, which she accepted, less than 24 hours after she applied.
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