The Struggle Of Finding a Job-Where to Go

I’m no stranger to the struggles of trying to find a job. In fact I have had far more jobs than most people my age. There ups and downs to every job you maintain and some you love, some you hate. I have had my fair share of jobs that I hate.

 

If you’re a career person then you probably will hate any job that isn’t in your field making a decent amount of money. For me that would be in the entertainment industry but not everyone gets to live among the glitz glamour (because I certainly don’t either but maybe one day). I have been let go from a job due to cutbacks, I have only been fired from one job, left one job for medical leave and I have quit three jobs. Currently I work two and am a freelance dog sitter at Rover.

I will only quit a job if I have another one lined up. That is a rue I have set into place for myself and one that I think most people should live by. Now if your boss is that evil that you simply have to leave impulsively then I can certainly understand because I have almost done it…many times. Now getting fired from a job obviously is, for the most part, not something that anyone enjoys. But always try to stay positive and know that something better is usually around the corner.

 

So I use a lot of different sites to help in my job searching. Only recently did I get hired somewhere because I knew someone that help me get the job. It’s not always the case for some people so below is a list of sites that can help with your job hunt!

 

Snagajob

So this site can be fairly hit or miss because sometimes they don’t update their postings. Snagajob is a handy tool because when you create your account it allows you list your resume. So for some postings you don’t even have to worry about having to upload a copy of your resume the site will do it for you. If the listing requires you to apply through the company site then unfortunately you’ll have to go through the entire process of applying.

This site will ask in what area are you looking for a job, what kind of job you’re looking for and if you want hourly, part-time or full-time. This site is free to use.

 

Indeed

Now this site, Indeed, is used mostly by those who are maybe no longer entry level and for those who are experienced as well. There are a lot of possibilities with this site. This site allows you to look for jobs in your area and in a specific field. Maybe you have management experience or maybe you have hotel experience. Whatever it is you’re looking for you can look it up on this site. Similar to Snagajob but I never use an account to apply.

This site is free to use.

 

 

 

For those who have a background in the entertainment industry like I do then check out:

Backstage.com

Whether you are an actor/actress or you are a technician you need to check out this site.  This site is not free however, it is actually pretty expensive to use. You can choose a monthly fee of 19.99 a month, a six month upfront charge of 16.66/month (99.96) or you can be billed annually for 12.50/month (150). It sounds totally outrageous and i actually used to use the monthly option. I don’t use it anymore because I can’t afford it right now but what you need to understand is that this site has listings for actual movie and tv jobs. This site is how one of my former coworkers got on The Walking Dead. This site is no joke and it can be extremely helpful for those in this industry. So if you have some money to spare and you are actually serious about this as a career then look into this site. In order to send in resumes you have to be a member. But to look around is free.

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