What Every Job Seeker Needs to Know About Evaluating an Employment Offer

Job Search Engines

  1. Check free sites like Indeed or Monster.
  2. Consider purchasing a membership on a job-matching service.


  1. Through colleagues and former employers
  2. Through your friends or relatives
  3. “Meet & Greet” events sponsored by local associations for nonprofits.

Market Yourself

  1. Create your own website.
  2. Use social media.
  3. Invest in an ad campaign.


  1. Check the job section of your local Craigslist.
  2. Look at ads posted through local news

Direct Contact

  1. Email your resume to the Human Relations department.
  2. Call a recruiter directly.
  3. Walk into a local business to give them your resume.

Other Resources

  1. Newspapers
  2. Job fairs
  3. Your school’s career center

Target Organizations

  1. Visit their official site to find job postings.
  2. Contact them directly.

Social Media

  1. Use Facebook to join groups dedicated to jobs in your field or befriend recruiters.
  2. Create a profile on LinkedIn, connect with people you know, and look for companies posting about


  1. Meet other professionals who also volunteer for charities.
  2. Volunteer at an organization you’d like to work for and transition to a paid position.