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Advertised Jobs

Many employers advertise their job openings. The newspaper, trade journals, television, radio, bulletin boards, window marquees, and the Internet are all sources of advertised jobs. The most common of these are newspaper advertisements. One limitation of advertised jobs is their over-use by many job seekers. Here are some other limitations of advertised jobs:

Despite this, there are many good jobs to be found through advertisements. Employers needing specialized skills and those who are mass recruiting (seeking to fill many positions) will often advertise. Also, advertisements are excellent windows into the job market; they are one measure of growth industries. Here are some tips for advertised jobs:

Want Ad Words & Abbreviations

admin.
adv.
agcy.
a.m.
appt.
asst.
bkgd.
bldg.
bus.
clk.
co.
coll.
comm.
corp.
data pro.
dept.
dir.
div.
EOE
eqpt.
etc.
eves.
exc.
exp.
ext.
fr.ben.
ftr./FT
gd.
gd. at fig
gen., gen'l
gen. fac.
gen. off.
grad.
hosp.
hqtrs.
hr.
hrly.
H.S.
immed.
incl.
administrative
advertising
agency
morning
appointment
assistant
background
building
business
clerk
company
college
commission
corporation
data processing
department
director
division
equal opportunity employer
equipment
and so on
evenings
excellent
experience
extension
fringe benefits
future
good
good at figures
general
general factory
general office
graduate
hospital
headquarters
hour
hourly
high school
immediate
including
ind.
inexp
jr.
lt.
lt.type
mach.
manuf.,mfg.
mech.
mgr.
M-F
mo.
nec.
op.,oper.
oppty.
ot
own trans.
pd.
perm.
p.m.
pref.
progr.
PT
refs.
rel.
req.
sal.
secty.
sh.
sr.
stdnt.
steno.
swbd.
tech.
tel.
temp.
trnee.
typ.
wk.
wpm
yr.
industrial
inexperienced
junior
light
light typing
machine
manufacturing
mechanic
manager
Monday-Friday
month
necessary
operator
opportunity
overtime
transportation
paid
permanent
afternoon
preferences
programmer
part time
references
reliable
required
salary
secretary
shorthand
senior
student
stenographer
switchboard
technical
telephone
temporary
trainee
typing/typist
week/work
words per minute
year

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