Unlike the academic job market, there is no seasonality to non-academic job advertisements. Positions are posted throughout the year on a wide of variety of job boards. In addition, there is a hidden job market of opportunities that are never published online. Regardless of whether or not job opportunities are published online, it is estimated that more than 70% of jobs in the non-academic arena are found through personal and professional contacts. In other words, through networking.
Non-academic job search sites
- Networking for People Who Hate Networking by Devora Zack
- A Step-By-Step Protocol for Networking Part One & Part Two by David G. Jensen (Science Careers)
Sometimes, human-on-human contact is scary. That's why there's LinkedIn. Check out these handy guides to networking via the Interwebs.
- How to Use LinkedIn for Business Beyond Marketing by Ronnie Gomez (SproutSocial)
- Four Essentials For Networking with Strangers on LinkedIn by Joshua Waldman (Careerealism)