Today's economy has everyone tightening their belts and watching their wallets, and jobs are scarce in some cities throughout the US. So if you have office management skills and have been laid off, or are simply wanting to relocate for a better chance at financial security - even if you're just looking to change jobs within your industry - try to find Office Manager positions in Chicago, Illinois.
The easiest, most cost-effective way to do this is by utilizing the power of the Internet's vast array of job boards. Commercial boards, like Monster.com or HotJobs.com, offer a variety of office manager positions is several cities throughout the country.
From the home page of the job site, search for "Office Manager" in the keyword field and "Chicago, IL" in the location field. The site's job database will then query through all positions that match those keywords in that area, and return them to you instantly.
Once you're confident there's a job available for which you qualify and which seems to be a good match for you, follow the job board's instructions for creating an account with them and uploading your resume. If you don't have a resume already prepared, most job boards let you create one as part of the account process. Once your resume and/or cover letter are posted to your account, you can apply for an unlimited number of jobs with just one click that will send your resume to the employer posting the position.
Another way in how to find Office Manager positions is through the local Chicago newspapers. If you're not in the area, use the Internet to search for "Chicago, IL newspaper" to find the news websites. From there, search the papers' online classifieds listings for job postings in a variety of categories. Or, if you're in the area, stop by a local newsstand to purchase Chicago papers and comb the pages the old-fashioned way. Write down the addresses and phone numbers of the employers to whom you're interested in applying. Send them a hard copy of your resume and cover letter, along with references and salary requirements, if necessary. You also have the option of calling for more information, or stopping by their local office to inquire in person. If you do decide to stop by the office, make sure to dress as if you have already been hired: business dress and good grooming are a must.
There are a variety of ways to apply for Office Manager positions in Chicago, Illinois, all of them proven to be effective at finding employment in a number of industries.