I recently read an article in The Chronicle's ProfHacker blog asking how people manage searching for a job. That got me thinking about how I have managed a job search. As I recently experienced a job search, I thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect on how I managed my search, what tools I used and how it all worked.
I really don't like looking for a job. I am sure that there are a lot of people who would agree. I particularly dislike having to fill out paper applications. So strongly in fact, that for one application I scanned it and used Adobe Acrobat Pro to create a PDF form that I could fill in. Over zealous? Maybe. I would much rather fill out an online or otherwise digital form than a paper form.
The main tool that I used during my job search was a site called Simply Hired.