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Old 09-28-2007, 05:27 PM
 
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Any suggestions for the best way to find a professional job in the DC Metro area?

Please tell me what worked for you.
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:40 AM
 
Location: DC-Baltimore area
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What's your field? What are you looking for?
I got my first job through volunteering par-time at a non-profit organization (they hired me).
I got my next couple of jobs through the Federal job Web site, USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site. Worth a try if that's the type of employer you are interested in, although things have tightened up in the Federal workforce in recent years. I would also try the Sunday classifieds in the Washington Post, which should be available online. If you have any connections through family, friends, schools, etc., use them -- lot of networking in this town.
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Old 10-02-2007, 07:29 AM
 
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I posted my resume on Monster and Yahoo HotJobs. Depending on your field, this may work. I think it works great for IT/Engineer types, but I can't speak for other fields.

But I might think twice about Monster now that I've heard about their privacy problems.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Takoma Park, MD
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best site for tech jobs is dice.com, i posted my resume there and have been BESEIGED with job offers
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:30 PM
 
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careerbuilder.com
dice.com
monster.com
hotjobs.com
washingtonpost.com,

good luck!
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:49 PM
 
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Any suggestions for the best way to find a professional job in the DC Metro area?

Please tell me what worked for you.
Walk 10 feet and stick your arm out. There's plenty of them!
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:12 AM
 
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I honestly think it depends completely on your field. I'm a software engineer with experience, I had several interviews within a few weeks of putting my resume out there. My wife is an academic, which is a completely different ball park. She searched for at least 9 months.

I think the career websites work for only those really high-demand positions. I think other than that, your best bet is still tapping contacts to pass your resume on and being proactive.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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USAJOBS - The Federal Government's Official Jobs Site. And washintonpost.com are both good sites, for a a cross section of skill sets. USJOBS includes govt and contracting positions. Wash Post has the usual headings including, private and nonprofit listings too. These sites are broad and since no catagory was listed, I kept it broad.

The topic DC covers a large geographic area. Jobs can be in the city, suburbs, and exburbs. Those 2 sites are a good jumping off point. DC can mean a wide area.
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