You are done with school for now and responsibilities and debts are knocking. However, with the few experiences you have garnered along the way and the many subjects you have acquired- jobs are SUPER difficult to find. With the rough economic climate ever present, it is difficult to know the organizations which are hiring and most youngsters have no idea where to start looking. Have no fear, the Clarendon Y.I.C is here. Below are a list of places to help make the job hunting process easier.
These places are not ranked in any particular order of importance of effectiveness. They all work, which is why we decided to share.
- Caribbean Jobs Jamaica http://www.caribbeanjobs.com/Jamaica They allow you to subscribe and receive updates via email on the latest vacancies available in a wide variety of areas across the Caribbean.
2. Career Jamaica Jobs http://www.careerjamaica.com/ They also do subscriptions and provide updates on jobs in over 48 Categories across Jamaica.
3. Splash Jamaica http://www.splashjamaica.com/ They allow you to upload a full resume and send alerts based on the qualifications you identify. The updates are not frequently sent, so you have to visit the page to keep updated.
4. E-jam Jobs https://employmentjamaica.com/ E-jam provides job listings from Domestic Helper to CEO positions in larger companies locally and internationally. No subscription is required and users are not required to upload resumes. However, the option for subscription is available and successful job applicants through this site have a few conditions to adhere to.
5. LMIS (Labour Market Information System) http://www.lmis.gov.jm/ This is a government based database where you upload your resume and have access to a wide array of jobs. LMIS also allows users to apply for Farm Work programmes as well as jobs from government agencies and private sectors across the island. It also allows University and College Students to apply for Work and Travel Programmes as well.
6. I Need A Job Jamaica https://www.facebook.com/INeedAJobJamaica?fref=ts This Facebook based job site sorts through other popular databases and posts jobs in a easy to read manner. They also visit the pages of companies and share vacancies. They allow employers to share information on job opportunities. A plus with this site is that they do a basic check for authenticity. If they post a job link and realize that it is a scam, they will alert users.
7. Go Jamaica Job Smart http://go-jamaica.com/jobsmart/ They have 10 Areas that users can choose from when job seeking. However, most job postings require users to have at least 5 CXC subjects as most require Degrees. However, if you seek jobs in the fields they offer, they usually have very current information.
8. The Sunday Gleaner (Career Section) Hard Copy This is the most traditional way most of us are used to, but it is still one of the most effective ways of finding a job. Sunday Gleaners are available at Y.I.Cs near you.
9. Gleaner Classifieds Career Section http://gleanerclassifieds.com/showads/section/Employment-10093 This is the online version of the Gleaner’s Career section, however, it contains less job postings than the hard (physical) copy.
10. Websites of Potential Employers/ Career Section eg Grace Kennedy, Ministry of Youth and Culture So, if you are interested in finding a job at a particular company but not sure if they are hiring, you should visit their websites. Most companies have a section for Careers or Vacancies on their website. Visiting the website of the place you want to work may give you first hand contact with vacancies which puts in a better stead.
We hope this information was helpful, with a resume that is well prepared and the right attitudes, you should be well on your way to landing that dream job. For more information on Job Searches and Careers feel free to contact us.
Have a successful job hunt!