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Find a Job

Jobs are created in two ways, by "growth" and by "replacement." Growth job openings are created through new business start-up or business expansion and account for 32 percent of all job openings. Replacement jobs are job openings that replace people who have left their jobs due to promotion, job change, retirement, illness, or death. Replacement accounts for 68 percents of all job openings.

Here's how to get started with your job search.

  • Ask your friends and relatives if they would help you get a job interview where they work. Mention them when you apply. Personal refences are a great way to get an interview!
  • Twitter or email your friends about the kind of job and work you are looking for.
  • Connect with the people you know. This includes teachers, preachers, politicians, hair dressers, barbers, realtors, police officers, business owners, and the staff at your dentist and doctor offices.
  • Search Facebook and LinkedIn for groups who are interested in your major and career focus. Hiring managers and recruiters are out there. You can get noticed by offering good questions, comments and ideas.
  • Check out the web pages of your favorite companies. Apply for jobs and internships posted on their web sites.
  • Go to job search websites. Try www.snagajob.com and www.kansasworks.com
  • Answer some help-wanted ads. Follow the directions to apply.
  • Contact the employer directly by sending a letter asking for a job interview or calling the hiring manager and asking for an interview.
  • Look for "Now Hiring" signs on business buildings and billboards. Dress up and introduce yourself. Make a great first impression!
  • Attend a Career Fair
  • Sign up with a temp agency