Finding a Job


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If you’re currently embarking on a job-seeking journey, it’s wise to use every possible avenue to obtain your next position. Taking advantage of the wide range of new strategies to land your dream job can enrich your possibilities.

Before you begin looking for new employment, update your resume to ensure it highlights your professional skills. Inventory your personal and social skills to determine if you’d like to make some positive changes that could help you obtain the position you desire.

To bridge the gap between employment and unemployment, use temporary solutions to keep cash flowing in to your household.

Because of the vast opportunities that exist on the internet, consider online employment.

Use online networking, both professionally and socially to expand your field of contacts as a way of finding work. Even volunteering can increase your contacts, exposure, and work skills that can lead to a new job.

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Finding a Job

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  2. 2. Use every possible avenue to obtain your next position. Take advantage of a wide range of strategies to land your dream job. This will enrich your possibilities. Finding a Job
  3. 3. • Before you begin looking for new employment, update your resume to highlight your professional skills. • Review and fine-tune your personal and social skills. • To bridge the gap between employment and unemployment, use temporary solutions to keep cash flowing in to your household.
  4. 4. Update Your Resume Goals are new, forward-moving objectives. They magnetize you towards them. - Mark Victor Hansen
  5. 5. Avoid panic. Take a good look at your work credentials. Cater your resume to each position you’re seeking.
  6. 6. Enhance and Polish Your Resume The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. - Benjamin Disraeli
  7. 7. • Add relevant information that best reflects your professional persona. • Re-word anything that sounds awkward. • Focus on clearly defining your skills. • Highlight your training, education, and experience that show expertise in your field. Show that you’re the expert they want.
  8. 8. • Use words like these on your resume: Perform, complete, write, develop, design, implement, coordinate, assist, manage, represent, facilitate, ensure, supervise, advocate, conduct, prepare, serve as, educate, formulate, compose, assess. • Resume experts recommend using present- tense verbs to describe your prior work tasks when editing your job descriptions. Use action verbs when describing the work you've done in the past.
  9. 9. • Utilize bold print to set off the names of prior jobs you've held. • Include your contact information at the top of your resume to facilitate easy, quick contact with you by those who review your credentials. • Limit your resume to two pages if at all possible. Format your resume to make it memorable.
  10. 10. Take Inventory of Your Skills Be prepared. - Boy Scout Motto
  11. 11. • Practice excellent personal and social skills while job seeking. • Leverage your personality to relate well to others; be friendly, especially in new social situations. • Establish new contacts constantly while job searching.
  12. 12. • People that remember you favorably will consider you when they need to hire someone. • Because your contacts have their own contacts, every good impression will count. • Inventory your job skills as well and work to continue developing these as much as you can while you’re off.
  13. 13. Temporary Solutions for Work There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. - Colin Powell
  14. 14. • Looking for work can be daunting, especially when you do not see results over a period of several weeks. • Temporary solutions may be necessary to help you find work. • Utilize these strategies to bridge that gap between past employment and your future employment.
  15. 15. Temporary Services Make contact with temporary services offices in your local area. Go in person to practice your job interviewing skills. You may find many temporary work businesses in your area, like Elite Staffing, Kelly Services, AppleOne, Randstad, Aerotek, and Manpower. In some cases, you might even find a permanent job through placement by a temp service.
  16. 16. Create Your Own Work Sell your services for quick cash. • Mow lawns, trim bushes or sweep porches and walk ways. • Sewing, knitting and mending. • Wash cars. • Use a power washer on houses, driveways, and walkways. • Clean out garages and basements. • Clean and organize pantries and closets. • Painting - interior and exterior. • Hang pictures, clean houses, wash windows or walk dogs. • Baby-sitting. • Care for houses or pets when their owners are gone. • Handy-man tasks like light home repairs. • Personal shopping or running errands.
  17. 17. • Spend time creating a list of services that you can provide. • Taking advantage of temporary work solutions will relieve some of the pressure associated with your employment search.
  18. 18. Explore Online Employment Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. -Abraham Lincoln
  19. 19. Full time positions available online. Research major companies in search of online jobs. Telecommuting is a rapidly growing industry. Sell professional services on the internet. Use sites like Elance and Odesk to post work skills and resume online. Use online forums like Sitepoint and Warrior Forum. Avoid using sites that require you to pay to find a job. Become a virtual assistant. Provide office support and back-up to businesses from home. Respond to emails and offer customer service.
  20. 20. Online Professional Networking • Utilize professional networking such as LinkedIn to expand your horizons during your job search.  At LinkedIn, click on “looking for a job” and open positions will appear on the website. Sometimes as many as 55,000 jobs are available on the website.  Access professionals in your field for advice and networking strategies so you can further your career.
  21. 21. Other Websites Networking for Professionals Career Builder eCademy
  22. 22. Online Social Networking Social networking is necessary when job seeking. Facebook can expand your field of contacts. Advertise that you are looking for work on your profile. Ask Facebook friends to help you find a job. The potential is great to reach hundreds of people in your job search.
  23. 23. Volunteer to Find a Job Your success depends on what you do yourself, with your own means. - P. T. Barnum
  24. 24. • Volunteering can open up employment doors for you. • You will meet new professional contacts when you volunteer. • Volunteering will literally show people what you are capable of.
  25. 25. Where to Volunteer • Social service agencies • Healthcare organizations, hospitals and clinics • Churches also often need volunteers. Political and Social Activism • Make contacts while learning valuable skills. • Get active in a cause that you believe in. • Put your effort into doing something with personal value.
  26. 26. Learn New Things by Volunteering • Expand what you know to prepare yourself for your next job. • Volunteering provides you with free and on-the-job training. Show Others What You Can Do • Show off your capabilities. • Demonstrate that you are a smart and effective worker through volunteering. • Increase your chances of finding work.
  27. 27. A Wise Philosophy If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. -Henry Ford
  28. 28. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. • Who do you know that owns their own business? • Who do you know that just took a new job? • Who do you know that hires professionals for temporary work? Who you know and who they know is most important. • Who you know online may determine your next job. • Don’t underestimate the power of online Remember online contacts.
  29. 29. Follow Up on Communication Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas. -Paula Poundstone
  30. 30. • Perform some type of follow-up after making contacts in your job search. Follow-up via telephone call, written letter or email. • When employers remember you favorably, they are much more likely to recall you when hiring new employees. • When you consistently provide follow-up communications, people will definitely remember your good manners and stellar work ethic.
  31. 31. Take Advantage of Time Off The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. -Arnold Toynbee
  32. 32. Use your time off to expand your professional horizons. Sharpen job skills, take a class or get more education and training. When that next job opportunity comes along, you'll be ready. Make your time off count by getting training, gaining knowledge and developing new work skills. Strengthen your typing/keyboarding skills. Take a class. Seek out any other training or education you desire.
  33. 33. • Although looking for a job when you don’t already have one is stressful and scary, keep in mind that it could also be the opportunity of a lifetime! • Use these tips to help you create your own opportunities and you could end up happier and better-paid than ever!
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