Everyone experiences ups and downs in their careers. It is not easy to find a job these days especially good paying ones. Many people out of work for longer periods of time. Too many people aim first for the perfect job and then take any job.
Take responsibility for your own job search. Finding the right job will take time, research, and commitment. Use a variety of job seeking methods.
- Do your best every day. You need to write a resume, network for job leads, and interview for jobs. Make sure your resume ready before you start your job search.
- Job hunting is stressful. Getting a job is hard work. You will find yourself easily discouraged. Remain motivated.
- Create a network and keep in touch with your contacts. Think about who can help you find your next job. Start with supportive friends and colleagues.
- Follow industry experts on Twitter.
- Start searching for staffing agencies in your area. Staffing agencies hire people for all kinds of jobs and can be very handy for finding jobs.
- Study the job market where you live. You must know what jobs and industries are hot.
- Find out what it takes to excel at the job you want. If you really want to get hired, you have to distinguish yourself.
- Many jobs are never advertised. There are thousands and thousands of companies out there. Once you know everything possible about your potential employer, write your sales letter to that person.
- Follow up on the resumes you send out. Resubmit resumes every six weeks.
- If you are entering the job market with no college degree, you should consider learning a trade.
- Expand your skills. Take continuing education courses. There are hundreds of online courses for business and technology certification.
- Keep your licenses and certifications up to date.
- Never pay anyone to search for a job for you.
- Give your resume and business card to everyone you meet. Having a business card during a job search is a necessity.
There are many resources available to help you find a job. How are you looking for a job right now? Are you ready to start your job search?
Most Common Places to Find Job Openings and Career Information
- Public employment services
- Employment agencies
- Job fairs
- Online job boards
- Trade associations
- Chamber of commerce
- Company websites
- Job search clubs
- Social networking sites
- Library job information centers
- Career seminars
- Business conferences
- Career counselors
- Nonprofit agencies
- Veterans organizations
- Volunteer organizations
- Online discussion groups
- Trade books
- Trade magazines
- College career centers
Best of luck!