Career Guide

OT Job Search

OT Job Search

Conducting a job search can be time consuming and overwhelming. And in this digital age, you have to stay ahead of the technology as much as you can to discover and secure the job you want. This article will go over the 3 essential steps you can take to streamline and maximize your job search experience. Once you’ve gathered a list of jobs you’re interested in applying for, be sure to check out OT Resume and download a sample resume to create a resume that gets you noticed and hired.

1. Know Your Job Market

Do a search in your local area to see what positions are currently available. Be sure to compare jobs across multiple online search engines because all these tools come with unique features, as you will see under each listing below.

Additional Job Search Resources

INDEED  One of the most comprehensive job listing sites.

GLASSDOOR  Best for user-generated company reviews and salary information.

LINKEDIN  Best tool for networking.

SIMPLY HIRED  Offers advanced filtering options.

MONSTER  You can hide or block your resume from certain employers.

CAREERBUILDER  Gives you unique job listings not found on other websites.

AOTA JOBLINK  Every posting is OT-related.

2. Tap Into Your Network

Networking is an essential component of successful job hunting. Getting your resume forwarded to a hiring manager through the company’s internal network will almost always be more effective than submitting your resume online cold, especially when you’re trying to get noticed by big companies using automated software to screen applicants.

  • Alumni Association: Attend professional networking events, participate in your alumni Facebook group or contact your former classmates directly to seek advice, find support and get potential leads.
  • LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a great way to network and get connected to a specific employer. Be sure to refine and optimize your LinkedIn profile to reflect your key skill sets, accomplishments and professionalism.

3. Research the Company

Once you’ve developed a list of potential job prospects, take some time to do a company review and see what others are saying about the position or company. It’s important to learn everything you can about the company culture, salary ranges, productivity expectations, team dynamics, support system, and any other factors that are important to your sense of well being and happiness. But remember, take these reviews as a guide, not fact.

Now that you’ve discovered and made a list of jobs that match your qualifications and needs, you’ll need a resume to apply. In this digital age, there is so much more to a resume than just good writing. So let’s get started and Create a Resume that gets you noticed and hired.