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Use multiple strategies in your job search SAFFORD, AZ -- The fastest way to find a job is to employ several different job search methods. Avoid putting all your effort into just one approach. Here are some of the job search techniques that may not be as effective as you think, especially if each is the 'only technique' your using in your job search:

Looking for job vacancies only on the big job boards. While the Internet has increased access to available jobs, it has also increased competition. Job hunters should also search on smaller, niche and industry specific job boards and career sites. Mailing out your resume to employers. One of the most practiced and least effective methods currently used. This is especially true when it's the only method used. Submitting a resume targeted at a specific job is more effective. In the world of resumes, one size does not fit all potential employers.

Answering ads in professional or trade journals, appropriate to your field. This one is used by those who work in a specific profession or skilled trade. Out of every 100 job seekers who use only this search method, seven will get lucky and find a job. Answering local newspaper ads. The wider success range is due to the desired salary level. The higher the salary being sought, the fewer job hunters who will find a job using this search method alone.

Jones Career Development

Career Development provides career employment assistance to its students and alumni as well as employee candidate assistance for employers seeking to hire College students and alumni.

For Students and Alumni:

Career development assistance is a free, lifetime service available to students and alumni of the College.

Available services include, but may not necessarily be limited to:

  • identification of career options and opportunities
  • preparation of cover letters and resumes
  • locating potential employers
  • preparation of employment interviews

Students and alumni in need of career development assistance should register with Career Development. Registration can be accomplished online by clicking here; or calling 904-743-1122, extension 143, if in the greater Jacksonville, Florida area; or 1-800-331-0176, extension 143 if located outside of the Jacksonville, Florida geographical area.

Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are accepted at both of the on-ground Campuses.

For Employers:

Career development assistance is a free service available to employers wishing to hire students and alumni of the College.

Available services include, but may not necessarily be limited to:

  • making employment position openings available to students and alumni
  • participation in on-ground campus Career Fairs

Employers should register with Career Development. Registration can be accomplished online by clicking here; or calling 904-743-1122, extension 143, if in the greater Jacksonville, Florida area; or 1-800-331-0176, extension 143 if located outside of the Jacksonville, Florida geographical area.

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