When I coach job seekers on finding new work, I typically encourage them to be careful not to spend too much time on the boards, and instead rely on their networks/meetups or personal research.
Using LinkedIn to search for open jobs is similar to using any other site, but it's greatest value is as a research tool.
Say you're a Python programmer in a suburb somewhere and you're looking for a new gig. If you use LinkedIn to search "Python" and set a geographic preference, your results will likely be other Python programmers in the area. Where do they work? Where did they used to work? Sometimes LinkedIn will offer other profiles in the sidebar ("people also viewed") - click those and see where they worked. Now you've got a list of companies that have employed Python devs, so you can do a bit more research to see if they are the type of place you might want to work - and pay no attention to whether or not they have any jobs listed on their site.
Once you found some companies that interest you, use LinkedIn to figure out the best person to reach out to. Might be their CTO if it's a small shop, could be an internal recruiter or hiring manager for a larger firm. Make the approach, tell them why you're interested in the company, and make a soft close to try and get them to agree to a conversation.
This reframing totally changed how I look for new jobs, and what suprised me more was how willing people were to refer me, even if they had never met me.
If people you haven't met are referring you, you are already doing something right.
I have written hundreds of profiles for clients this year - some clients are more concerned with branding (what does someone feel when they are directed to the profile or find it on their own) while others are much more concerned with just being discovered by recruiters, hiring managers, peers, etc. The approach is quite different, not unlike SEO techniques.
If you're getting good ads, chances are you put some time into your profile and added skills that help their recommendation algorithm.
Of the examples you provide, I'd think the latter might be more effective (possibly including "or a quick call" to make it even less of a commitment).
Authentic Jobs - https://authenticjobs.com/
Dribbble - https://dribbble.com/jobs
GIIN - https://jobs.thegiin.org/
Idealist - https://www.idealist.org/
Next Billion - https://nextbillion.net/jobs/
NODESK - https://nodesk.co/remote-jobs/
RemoteOK - https://remoteok.io/
WeWorkRemotely - https://weworkremotely.com/
AngelList - https://angel.co/jobs
Hacker News - https://news.ycombinator.com/user?id=whoishiring
WorkinTech.io - https://workintech.io/
I also like the concept around https://www.honeypot.io (I think it's only available in Berlin though). Once you sign up and add your CV, you get a list of quite detailed offers almost every day, including company name (wow, I know, crazy) and salary range. You can accept or reject them through the UI, by just clicking a button. No endless chain of messages to figure out what company or position you're actually applying for, no horrid misspelling of your name, no waiting for the recruiter to contact the company and check if they're actually interested in your skill set - your CV is presented to the company beforehand so you've already passed their vetting. The one time I tried, I didn't find a job through Honeypot, but I definitely appreciated the experience.
"However, you know, Honeypot is a tech focused career platform and we currently have a number of positions that match your profile."
I'd avoid them
The long and short of the problem is that great folks are often employed and finding your next ideal role is too time consuming and emotionally taxing, and that great folks with diverse backgrounds are unfairly discriminated against at resume review time. Limbo attempts to solve those problems with an anonymous job platform.
More on the concepts behind it here: https://medium.com/@chrisdary/introducing-limbo-ddb97a67ff63
- How many "reveals" do an average profile get? How many profiles get no reveals?
- What kind of businesses typically use your service, and what countries are they from?
- In the past month and a half or so since we’ve launched, about 20% of published profiles have had a reveal request. That varies heavily based on profile quality, some have gotten 4 in a row.
That said, even though it’ll be pretty low volume it should be very high signal. Our accept rate is around 70% right now. This is primarily because people have to pay outright to contact you (excepting the first free one), so only folks with pretty good matches should be reaching out.
- Tech only right now and also heavily biased towards US, probably 95% US. Startups and Agencies have been the primary target and market. You’re less likely to find a Facebook on Limbo and more likely to find a small team that is a pretty precise match for you. There are a couple larger companies on there though, like Mozilla.
Obviously it's not the UX that makes it shine, but when you're looking for work, you care about the results. I recommend that thread to anyone who mentions looking for a tech job.
The best long-term contracts I received was through a former colleague, classmate or a friend. Recently, linkedin provided a steady source of leads (not talking about recruiters) via niche groups, 2nd/3rd connections etc.
One great site is https://whoishiring.io - an amazing job aggregator that parses (in my opinion) the best sites for work. This eliminates my need to go hunt for jobs on job boards.
Avoid freelance marketplaces like upwork, freelancer and others.
It seems to be just for developer jobs, or a I doing something wrong? Will they go into other fields as well, or is there someone else who is already doing that?
Disclaimer: I wrote whoishiring.io, and I'm not doing too good job to present that other categories ar available (the filter is missing on the index page). But yes my main focus in the beginning were dev jobs.
Right, "developer jobs" wasn't an accurate description. There still seems to be a narrow focus, though. I mean, what about finance, medicine, chemistry, carpentry, etc? Is that outside the scope or is it coming?
The 2nd most effective way is to be part of networking event of the company that you want to work for.
The 3rd best place to get a job is through relevant tech meet up in your area.
Nothing beats direct human connections when it comes to getting a job.
A possible way is to go through a recruiter. Recruiting agencies add value in two ways:
1) They prevent that you or the firm fuck up things. This happens more often than you think, read my draft: "Why software engineers don’t get jobs: Three horror stories": https://medium.com/@iwaninzurich/why-software-engineers-dont...
2) At every given point in time recruiting agencies know which companies in your city are hiring, which are firing, and which are good places to work.
I just recorded a short video about "how to identify a good tech recruiter with whom you want to work with" for the HN audience: https://youtu.be/z_CC9kHvoIw
The recording is a bit unstructured, so here a summary; A good recruiter will...
1) at least understand the tech a little bit
2) find out your needs (e.g., do you want to work in an agency or in a startup? Do you want to work in a big or small firm?)
3) prepare you to avoid pitfalls that are common with the hiring firm
4) repare you to avoid pitfalls that are prevalent with "geeks like you (e.g., female programmers often undersell themselves and open source contributors often don't know the engineering salares in the city.)
5) walk and handhold you to the end and ideally ping you after 3, 6, 12 months and ask how it is going.
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Generating leads just means putting yourself out there and letting the opportunities come to you.
There are many, many people who are qualified to perform a job that is posted on a job board. But if you can enable a company to skip posting to a board at all, then you and the company in question both win.
Seek is also making a new platform called Onploy, which is an inverse job search platform, where you put your profile on, and companies apply to you. I wasn't on it long enough to really determine how good it was, but it was a fairly novel concept.
I think the best way to get to the front of the queue is to actually ring the recruiters/hiring managers, often there's a phone number on the job listing, by ringing them, you force them to put your CV at the front of the queue and look at it.
Maybe it's location though, but I found that I didn't even really have to look for a job, I was getting contacted by at least one recruiter per day just by signing up on seek, and from setting linkedin to looking for opportunities.
Like I'm pretty sure the interviewer wasn't just out to get you and simply refused to look at your application because that's just how they do things.
edit: obviously it wasn't personal, there is no way we had ever crossed paths before. personally I think had no idea how to conduct a technical interview and thought he was being tough on me. anyways, its just one experience. obviously people make it through the procces. I do think they could try to be a little more responsible given that they just asked for a week of your time
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Your best job will be when you are passively hired ( saw that you are a software engineer ). This, you can achieve with spending some time to build a physical ( go to events ) or virtual network ( LinkedIn ) surrounded by people that would hire a person like you.
SO is not my favourite necessarily but I definitely checked it regularly. I found the jobs tended to be slightly lower paid but this was the exception.
This could be a technology, language, stack, anything that's cool to you!
I would say that it did take me 5+ years to get to this point but anyone can do it with enough effort.
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Currently we have a focus on jobs in the UK as we're based here, but will hopefully be expanding to other locations soon!
Any particular ones? So far, Reactiflux is the only one I've found that seems to have a reasonably active and quality job channel.
I just stop ignoring recruiters or let some of my friends/network know I'm looking.
Not as good as knowing people, but if you want to work in finance and don't know anyone, that's a goodbye place to start
Also researched a ton and created Visa Guides for over 25 different countries including Germany, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates etc.
You can find these Visa Guides here => http://www.visaok.in/work-permit/blog/
My job was never listed anywhere. It was purely word-of-mouth that mentioned the job, and got me hired.
For my job as a snowboard instructor: Burton Process 157 Off-Axis Purepop Camber.
For my other jobs: Linkedin Easy Apply. It delivered.