Broaden Your Job Search. Think Beyond the Internet with These 3 Tips

In the digital age, most people rely on the internet as a primary source to search for a job. Although it’s a great place to start, you don’t have to limit yourself to only searching online job postings. Some companies choose not to post their open positions online. They may prefer to use the local newspaper or word of mouth to find job candidates. So, if you’re looking online for a job and can’t find a position you want, think outside the internet box, and use these three resources to track down job leads.

1. Newspaper classifieds – You may think that posting a job opening in a newspaper is old school, but not all employers post positions online. Some may use the classifieds because they want to limit the opportunity to local job candidates, or they may simply be accustomed to using the newspaper. So don’t forget to check out your local newspaper when you hunt for a job.

2. Staffing agencies – Many offer a wide variety of jobs for different skill levels, qualifications, and industries, and not all of them are just temporary positions. If you’re not sure what type of job you want, or what company to work for, try using a staffing agency. Some provide tests to determine your qualifications and help you find the right fit.

3. Networking – Contact former co-workers, supervisors, or clients and tell them you’re looking for a job. See if they have any open positions or know of any. This can help you land an interview and potentially a job offer when you’re struggling to make a connection with an employer. Because employers value what others have to say about a potential candidate, it’s always good to be on the inside track by having those connections with others.

Sometimes the perfect job isn’t in plain sight, especially if you’re only looking in one place. So, try using these three traditional methods to expand the possibilities of finding the job opening you’ve been hoping for.


  1. Jojuaniis Carson

    I’m relocating from Michigan in September to Arlington,Texas is this same company? I’m registered with Express professional in Sterling Hts,MI , Are there good job opportunities in your area?

  2. Shannon

    I am relocating to new mexico in spring, and I am having a hard time trying to find out ways i can have a job by the time i move there. I need some advice. I am a cosmetologist if that helps, and I know am an office mananger for nutrimart. HELP me please. I am LOST

  3. Shannon | Express Job Blogger

    Hi Shannon,
    As you’re getting ready to move to New Mexico, start searching job postings in the area you’ll be moving to. Submit your resume and cover letter to the jobs that interest you. Be sure to include in your cover letter that you’ll be moving to New Mexico, and whether or not you’re able to do in person interviews, or just phone interviews for the time being. You can also check out the Express Employment Professionals office in that area and see what type of job they have to offer. Don’t forget to use your network if you have friends, family, or former co-workers in the area. They may be able to help you get your foot in the door. Good luck in your job search!

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  5. Marie

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