Where do I start looking for a job?
November 1, 2013 12:14 PM   Subscribe

I don't know where I should be looking in order to search for a job. (Peculiar Einstein-Bose Condensate details inside)

I currently work 25%/75% as tech support/data analysis. I'm looking to switch to doing only analysis, but I have no idea where I should be looking for jobs. Are there any particular sites I should be looking at? (I honestly don't care what field as long as it's not something like Tobacco) I recently joined LinkedIn, but beyond that and looking at Monster, I really don't know where I should be looking.

I've read the previous questions and my question feels just different enough that I'm asking it.
posted by Hactar to Work & Money (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
I have found my last three jobs on LinkedIn.

I too am a data analyst, I'm in Sales Operations. What I'd recommend is learning the shit out of Excel, SQL, Data Cubes, SharePoint, Crystal Reports. Once you have those down, you can do analysis pretty much everywhere.

I am a Salesforce.com Admin, but in my new role, I'll be learning the in-house CRM. Once you have the skills, the rest is easy.

When I was looking, I'd also scan Simplyhired.com, and individual company websites. But LinkedIn has resulted in the best vetted, highest submission to interview ratio and translated to actual jobs.

So I'd stick with that.

Do make your profile amazing. Upload your skills/resume on there. I had a professional headshot made. Don't put a mugshot of you on there.

Get endorsed, get folks to say how wonderful you are.

Work it!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 12:20 PM on November 1, 2013


Where do you live? In some cities Craigslist has good jobs (SF for example).
posted by radioamy at 12:39 PM on November 1, 2013


radioamy, I'm in New York.
posted by Hactar at 2:27 PM on November 1, 2013


Craigslist is probably decent in NYC, since they charge for postings which weeds out some of the junk. I would forget Monster and CareerBuilder. Try Indeed too. But yeah, LinkedIn.
posted by radioamy at 4:37 PM on November 1, 2013


You can set up automatic emails on Indeed that will send you a daily list of job postings based on whatever keywords you specify. I've found them helpful.
posted by MadamM at 10:40 PM on November 1, 2013


I found my last position (director of engineering) via indeed.com. I live in Portland, OR.
posted by elmay at 1:22 PM on November 4, 2013


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