Many ways to find jobs
COMPARED to 15 or 20 years ago, if you're looking for a job in 2017 there are multiple channels to hunt in.
It's no longer a matter of waiting for the Saturday newspaper and flicking through to the employment classifieds - an effective job hunt is one that runs all day, every day.
Different channels require different approaches, and the best job search won't use one exclusively.
Your search will touch on multiple channels, to ensure maximum exposure to new opportunities.
While newspapers, or mainly their associated websites, have many competitors in the online world when it comes to breaking news, they still maintain a firm grip on employment advertising.
Weekends - Saturday in particular - remain the top day for job listings.
Newspapers are a great place to start your search, but shouldn't be the sole resource .
There's only so much information you can garner from a print ad, so to prepare a thorough application you'll need to look further afield.
If you found a great vacancy in print, you should be researching the company and the role before applying.
Online is the best place to do so.
Rewinding a little, the internet is home to a range of jobs websites, listing hundreds of positions.
Better still, most job hunting websites will allow you to set notifications for when relevant positions are listed, in effect doing the searching for you.
Most newspapers too will offer an online portal to their employment classifieds.
It's not what you know, it's who you know, right?
It's an old adage but true - many times, the best opportunities are not advertised.
Keep in contact with people already in the industry you want to join, they'll often hear about new opportunities well before they are formally advertised.
As uncomfortable as they can be, networking events are also a great way to get yourself next to potential employers.
Something of a mix between online and direct job hunting, online communities such as LinkedIn, and to an extent Facebook, Twitter and co, social networks can also point you towards new job opportunities.
LinkedIn, in particular, was purpose built as a professional networking tool.
It's a professional space, unlike your personal one on Facebook or Twitter, so should be your go-to online space for networking and developing professional relationships.