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Links We Love: How to Find the Best Job Openings

Your resume is perfected. You've can craft a stellar cover letter in no time. You always manage to rock the interview.

But, no matter how prepared you are for your job search, sometimes the biggest hurdle is finding jobs you're excited about applying to.

If you've been spending your days on job boards and striking out, we're here to help with advice from around the web on how to hunt down the best openings.

  • Make sure you're tapping into these five networks for finding jobs. (Glassdoor)
  • Remember that you can find awesome jobs that aren't even listed(Careerealism)
  • Check out this great guide for using LinkedIn as a job search resource(Work Awesome)
  • And this one for using Twitter to get a job(Mashable)
  • Learn how you can even use Facebook to snag a new position. (Jobvite)
  • Try targeting your search in industries that are hiring most aggressively(Under30Careers)
  • Instead of reaching out to friends of friends, see if you can leverage your close relationships to find a job. (Fast Company)
  • Make sure to learn how to really read job listings, so you understand what you're applying to. (Brazen Life)
  • And follow these tips to easily distinguish a good opportunity from a bad one. (Doostang)
  • Finally—of course—go behind the scenes at awesome companies and browse hundreds of job listings on The Muse!
  • Want more? Check out our top articles on job hunting:

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