7. Look beyond the obvious
With competition for jobs increasing, job seekers should seek alternative ways to search for jobs. Niche career communities are a valuable, yet sometimes overlooked, resource to connect with employers through highly relevant searches and networking tools. When searching for jobs online, it is beneficial for job seekers to broaden the search to include both generic and niche job sites. Because niche sites are tailored to specific industries and locations, they can prove to be very helpful for candidates who are looking for local jobs or jobs in a specific industry.