HELP FINDING A JOB
- Attempt to achieve more face-to-face meetings with potential employers. Doing so will help you sell yourself as a person on a personal level as opposed to being judged solely on your resume and whatever communication you utilize (phone, email, etc.). You want to make as much of an impression as you can.
- Be open minded and flexible. That means taking part-time work and/or contract work if they become available before you are able to locate a full-time job. Also, considering accepting full-time employment at a lower pay rate than you are looking for. You want to get your foot in the door with the anticipation that your hard work will pay off and you will move up that company ladder! Don't forget...earning less is better than earning nothing!
- Consider expanding your horizons by relocating. This is really something to consider especially if you live in a small city where jobs are scarce. Bigger cities = more jobs!
- Utilize the hidden job market. That means
being proactive and contacting employers directly. Your
initiative may be appreciated. Also, speak with friends, family
and even former co-workers and employers. They may be able to
help you find a job. Word of mouth is a very strong force!
- Have your resume on you at all times! You don't
know when you are going to meet a potential employer. In addition to
having a paper copy, have a digital version you can email at all
times on your phone. If you don't have a Blackberry, Droid, iPhone
or any type of phone that you can store and email your resume, GET