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How Do I Find Jobs in My Area?


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Question: How Do I Find Jobs in My Area?
One of the questions I am often asked is how to find jobs in my area, as well as more specifically, how to find available jobs in my area.
Answer: When you need to find a job close to home, utilize the job search sites that focus on local jobs in your area.

State and Local Job Sites
There are web sites that specifically target the local jobs market. Check these job boards for jobs in your area and search the state sites by keyword and city to find jobs in your area.

Jobs at Companies in Your Area
LinkUp searches for jobs that are posted on company web sites. Use the Advanced Search Option to find jobs within a radius of a city.

Job Search Engines
Job search engine sites allow users to search the major job sites, company sites, associations and other online job sites by keyword and location. Search by city, state to find jobs in your location.

Local Job Search Sites
The local job sites, like Craigslist, Geebo, and Jobing, focus on jobs listed for specific geographic locations. Check them to find listings that may not be posted on national job boards.

Local Job Search Tips
When conducting a local job search, it's important to focus your search criteria for specific location where you want to work. Make sure you list the city and state.

Niche Job Sites
The niche job sites contain job listings for a specific career field or industry. Use them to find jobs in your area in your field(s) of interest.

State Employment Resources
Access state job banks, phone and web directories, and other resources for job seekers. Find local One-Stop Career Centers, Senior Centers, and Job Corp Centers.

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