Job Searching Tips
With the competition that exists in today's employment market, it is essential that jobseekers utilize the resources available to them. To increase your presence in the employment arena, here are some things you can do.
Assess Your Skills
What do you bring to a future employer? Make a list the things that you can do. Do not leave anything out, from organizing a meeting, creating a newsletter or convincing people to take action; never underestimate your abilities! Many of the skills that you possess may not show up on a school transcript. It is up to you to present them as assets.
Create a Great Resume
Employers read many resumes, so you have to make yours stand out. There are plenty of free resources online for building a resume, but consider hiring a Resume Writer. Having a professional take an objective look at your skills and work history can help you to see yourself more clearly.
Let everyone know that you are looking for a job. Many people find a job because someone passed along valuable information to them. Tell your friends, family, former co-workers and neighbors. In addition, many communities have Job Clubs that meet weekly. These groups share ideas, job leads and offer support in the job search process.
Search for job announcements daily. You can find them in your local paper, which often post their classifieds online. Check in at jobseeker sites such as Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com, and Snagajob.com. If government work is something that interest you, visit your State’s personnel website or visit UASjobs.com. Your local Career Center or employment office is a valuable resource as well.
A computer is a big asset when looking for a job. If you do not have a home computer, visit the library or local Career Center to fill out applications online, visit company websites, email your resume or search the online job announcements.
Stay positive. Looking for the right job takes time, but with the right tools and a positive outlook, your employment goals can be met.