How to compile lists like this? I've never in my life sent an open application before, even tho I've been in the work for some 12 years now.
I know how to write the applications. But, I'm not sure how to select the companies I'm applying in. I think it should be a combination of
-match between my areas of expertise and needs of the company (almost same as the previous item)
-distance to workplace
-match between the corporate/workplace identity and my values (perhaps, or then, screw the values)
-day to day life in the office
It's hard to evaluate these all, and I'd like to start from something else than seeking at random.
One chance is starting from well-known software, hardware and retail companies I've come across with in my previous jobs. At least I've already got first impressions from the company, then.
I think that kinds of workplaces only cover part of the jobs I'd like to be in, now. I'm kind of stressed out from all the work I've done, so perhaps I'd like to do some system administration stuff in a governmental office, namely, almost any big office where there's likely some computer technicians/system admins employed. The office might be in the field of health care, security, research, anything. But, this kind of a wide scope isn't likely to find me the jobs I'd most likely succeed in.
So, I'd like to do some detective work to find some companies that match my criteria. But, what kind of sources are there, in general? I'm talking in general, here, because I'm seeking a job in Finland.