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I have used a variety of sources to find employment. The most effective has been talking to the people I know in the field I'm qualified to work in. I have also used Craigslist, Jobdango, Monster, and other online employment sites. Craigslist and opportunity aggregators like Indeed.com tend to provide the most leads in my case. The "opportunity aggregators" as I call them basically draw job postings from several websites and provide filters to streamline the search.
This sort of job searching doesn't seem to work as well when one is attempting to change careers. I have spent 7 years repairing electronics in the narrow field of two-way radio. Lately I've been feeling that I need to shift toward either the medical field, or something outdoors that allows me to spend time around plants and animals. I would have to go to school for anything in the medical field, and I haven't had any direct experience in most outdoor jobs in the last 17 years. Unfortunately neither of these fields would allow me the kind of salary that would cover my expenses in the near term, so I stay with the job I'm currently qualified for.
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