Colleagues have asked me for some creative ways to find jobs, internships or people who would have the power to hire. I like to think of new and different ways to do this and here are a few suggestions:
According to a Fortune 500 HR expert on Jobipedia.org:
To find jobs at a business of your choice, one method is to go to the company website or twitter handle and see what jobs are being posted by the company. Additionally, a job seeker can enter an occupation, location or combination of the two, plus .JOBS, to find opportunities directly from their browser. Examples include: ibm.jobs, att.jobs, or Texas.jobs, Sales.jobs or AtlantaNursing.jobs
A few other websites that include job/internship information that you would ordinarily miss:
Find people to follow on Twitter by category. Find people who are influencers in your local community. Find Human Resources contacts for companies and they will announce their openings before others get the information on job boards. Or follow companies on Facebook and “like” them. When you write a cover letter for a job opening let them know that you have been following them on Twitter and Facebook. They will consider you to be more creative and interested compared to other applicants.
From the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. They will be launching a program called Launchpad for Internships that should go statewide in the next year.
This is an example of a community workforce development program with many links.
This is an interesting millennial written website that includes career development info.
Very creative millennial oriented career website.