So where do you find Oklahoma City jobs? Whether you're looking for something part-time or a long-lasting career, whether just breaking in or looking to start anew, all of us eventually must go through the job search process. Here are a few tips on where to find Oklahoma City jobs, the listings and the resources you need to grab one of the best Oklahoma City jobs.
- Get Prepared: Before you even begin your search through the Oklahoma City jobs, make sure you're ready for the process. Allison Doyle, About.com's Guide to Job Search has a wonderful tutorial on the Ten Steps to Finding a Job. It can help you with job search focus, resumes and cover letters, interviewing and more.
- Networking: One of Allison Doyle's tips is to connect with contacts. Though you can always search available listings, many Oklahoma City jobs are often not advertised. Networking on the internet has opened so many new opportunities in this regard as well. For example, the forum here on About.com OKC could have members who know of openings, as could a popular site such as OKCTalk or any other OKC-centered message board.
- Check Job Search Engines: As you continue to monitor your networking opportunities and personal or career contacts for Oklahoma City jobs, one of the best place for listings is an online job search engine. You've undoubtedly heard of some of them, but do your research on them and find out which ones are most appropriate for you.
- Classifieds: Of course the internet has opened the job search possibilities, but the good old classifieds are still an important part of the search for Oklahoma City jobs. And if you can't imagine going out and actually picking up a paper, most are available online. The metro's largest paper, the Oklahoman, has a searchable archive, the Oklahoma Gazette has online classifieds as does the Journal Record, and many of the smaller area communities have papers as well.
- Check Local Resources: Other than classifieds, there are a number of other local resources for finding Oklahoma City jobs. For example, OklahomaJobs.com features many metro area employers as does the Oklahoma Job Link. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission has a job search tool, and the state has job listings online as well. Finally, check with the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce. Their site has information on job fairs, internships, training and much more.
- Contact Companies Directly: Finally, don't be afraid to contact companies directly when searching for Oklahoma City jobs. Even if they don't have an opening at that time, establishing a relationship by submitting application materials could put you in good shape when something becomes available.