Networking for job leads

Building your network

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LinkedIn – Discover inside connections when you’re looking for a job or new business opportunity.

Careeronestop business finder includes contact information for nearly 12 million employers. By entering an industry or occupation and the city, state or zip code of the area in which you’d like to work, you can get a list of businesses, each with an address, phone number, the number of employees and a link to the company’s website.

Whitepages.com allows users to type in a type of business and location, and it will show all the businesses of that type in the area, including small and family-owned firms.

Yelp.com may be useful for those who are looking for restaurant work. They can search the popular restaurants that are close to where you are living.

Other tools that may help with your job search:

Google Voice – Gives you a free phone number that is tied to you, not to a phone or a location. Google Voice is useful if you don’t have your own phone because it allows you to receive voicemails that you can check online and through your email. You can create customized greetings and also place free calls using a computer with a microphone.