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Finding target companies

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Tell us what you think about using resources to find target companies, as featured in Thursday's Career Advice e-newsletter. What research methods do you use to find specific kinds of companies? What methods do you steer away from?

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Finding Target companies

by blippin In reply to Finding target companies

I definitely agree with going through the Chamber of Commerce in your area. I just went to my first Chamber luncheon yesterday, and met the most amazing people. If you're honest and genuine when you are talking about your business or your services, what you can offer them, people will respond. Go to as many breakfasts and lunches you can before joining. I'm not a member of the Chamber yet due to finances, but I will definitely join! Another place where you can do networking is through a group called LeTip. I think they are national. Check out the website - Let me know if that helps!

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Think outside of the box

by mev2000it In reply to Finding target companies

Other ways to do it: First, if you use ads to ID companies, send resumes to them for jobs they do not list. That's how I got my current position.
Second, drive through an area and write down the names of companies you see. Research them, find theirweb site, then approach them through the Chamber breakfast, friends that you may determine work there, or the old fashioned way.

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The Crock employment advice poo-poohing

by Cyber Catfish In reply to Finding target companies

Nick, while you may be correct on the percentage of folks responding to web employment who are hired, it is a valid source of information, as much so as the physical library. There you do the Web disservice.

For suggestions, try professional society web pages and local meetings. I have heard ads on the radio for Federal Government job fairs, held on weekends, where both new college grads and seasoned professionals can be hired "on the spot".
The Cat

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