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How to Spot Hiring Businesses in Portland


If you are searching for work, finding out who exactly is hiring is an important, but often overlooked step. This will it make your job searching much smoother, and it gives your search more focus and it prevents you from wasting your time by applying to businesses that don’t need more employees. When you are applying for jobs in Portland, here are some simple steps to find out what industries are hiring.

1. Check out business publications: this is a tried and true method for identifying where the jobs are in your area. The business section of your local paper (as well as the classified ads) can give you a pretty good idea of where to look in your community. Larger publications such as Forbes can give this information on a much broader scale. This can be helpful if you are pursuing a career job, as opposed to just a gap-filler.

2. Look for patterns on job boards: this one is more time consuming but it is still worth looking into. Go on to local job boards and search for trends. Look for similar jobs that pop up frequently. Also, try to identify the top five businesses that have the most openings posted.

3. Look for areas that interest you: according to the Wall Street Journal, you should take your hobbies or interests into account while you are job searching. If these interests can be tailored to a certain job in a hiring business/industry, they can jumpstart your career.

By Kyle Wise

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