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  1. 1. How To Get AJob UsingWith Help AlongThe Way!Don Lamont
  2. 2. Need A Job ASAP?With the economy the way it is tover the world there are a lot of people that need a jobASAP. It is getting very difficult to land a job or ratherthe job you want and with somuch competition. You will need to be on top of your game, and prepare a job huntingstrategy. The days are pretty much gone where you will see help wanted signs in storewindows. Now most of the time you have to apply online for a job at most majorbusinesses. This can be a slow, tedious process. Thereare some steps to follow that will speed up the process.First of all if you make up a resume with all of your infor-mation, such as all the jobs you have had and dates ofemployment. Include job descriptions and precisely whatduties you performed there. A big majority of the applications you will fill out online arepretty much the same. It might take an hour or more to fill just one out, but if you haveall of your information at your fingertips you dont have to keep trying to remember allyour work history and dates you worked at each job. This will make going through anapplication so much easier and take a lot less time.You should make a schedule everyday for a certain amount of time to devout to job hunting. Start by searching in yourlocal newspaper.You cant wait till the afternoon to look, by that time any new job posted will be gone tothe early bird. Then look for new jobs posted on the internet. A lot of local employmentagencies post their jobs online so you dont have to go into the office to look. Thendecide on a specific number of businesses a day and put in applications online forthem. If there are any certain ones you are interested in you can call to see if they aretaking applications and if you have to apply in person or online. With some of businessesyou have to renew your application every month or they are deleted so always makesure you mark down the dates you applied at each business and go back just under amonth and renew the
  3. 3. Using Social Site To Find WorkWith the high volume of people applying for the same jobs it is increasingly competitiveto stand out from the crowd. Which is why it make sense to be diverse in yourapproach when applying and that is doing what many people are not doing. Thoughthere are free services online to finding jobs where you will produce or update yourresume with a cover letter, one thing to bare in mindis that it is not the resume that will do the sellingfor you but rather the cover letter tailoring the jobrequirement is what will capture the employersattention. Here this guide will not be about the prosand cons of finding work. Here you will be shownother ways effective ways of finding work using socialmedia sites like LinkedIn, Facebook. Also there is an opportunity to be your own bossusing these social platforms at the end of the guide that includes full training.Using social media sites is a better way to connect with job recruiters and land the jobof your dreams. Youre probably wondering which social media sites are the best to usefor this purpose. The truth is that all of them provide some valuable connections thatcan help you in your job search. These include Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.TwitterTwitter allows you to connect with people who have shared interests without having toknow them personally. This provides a distinct advantage over other sites because youcan start following people in your target industry without requesting their permission.You can then start a conversation with the people you follow and build up a rapport.Then use the site to tell people you are looking for a job. Many of your contacts onTwitter can help you get in touch with the right person. Twitter also provides a uniqueopportunity to search for jobs. In Twitter Search, type in a few key words (i.e. engineer-ing jobs) and all conversations with these words will show
  4. 4. Wihin Twitter you can also subscribe to the RSS feed for the search and check it a fewtimes a day.FacebookFacebook is one of the most popular social networks today. Millions of people are onthis site, which is an advantage for you, the job seeker. Search for people you know inyour industry to add as friends, and make sure to show your skills on your profile. Youcan participate in discussions and let people know you are an expert in your field,which will get the attention of the hiring manager browsing the site looking for potentialjob applicants.LinkedInLinkedIn has the unique designation of being a social network for working professionals.This can help you immensely in your job search. You can connect with former co-workersand colleagues around the world, and let them know you are searching for a new job.You can also get recommendations from people in your network, which will stand out toa hiring manager looking at your profile. You can also utilize LinkedIns search engineto look for a job, as well as browse company profiles to see what they value in theiremployees.Make ConnectionsRegardless of which social network you choose, there are a few tips you should followto maximize your chances of finding a job using social media. More so now than ever,its more about WHO you know than what you know. Making connections with people inyour industry can prove to be invaluable in tough times. A lot of jobs get filled beforeanyone knows about them, because recruiters recommend people they know in theindustry. To build a network of contacts, you need to get in touch with colleagues, formerclassmates, former co-workers and supervisors, and alumni. It also helps to find contactsin other industries to broaden your reach. Ask for help once you have made connec-tions with a few people, let them know you are looking for a job and ask for their
  5. 5. They can help you find a job that is a good match for your skills, and provide valuableadvice on how to get your foot in the door. You can also leverage your contacts byreaching out to their contacts to broaden your network. Promotion is key to get yourselfout there for recruiters to see, youneed to promote your skills. Tailoryour profile to showcase your skillsand experience, and leave out anyquestionable details or facts thatcould turn off a potential employer.Some job seekers find it helpful tocreate a website that includes a port-folio and resume, and then link to itfrom your social network profile.Most recruiters will look at a website if it is listed in your profile, which could prove to beinvaluable and provide more relevant information about your skills than your profile isable to.Join the DiscussionStart participating in discussions and showcase your expertise.This can help you make connections and help you leverage your skills.Using the mentioned social sites one must realise that a resume and a cover letteralone is going to guarantee getting a job and one must consider the the option of howthey will stand out among the crowd. So the only solution is to think about extendingyourself as a brand to show potential employers who you and what you about the sameway companies advertise their products or services.The next chapter will focus on where you can hire people to do simple or complex jobsfor pocket change. The adnatage of the site is that you can be as creative as you wantrequesting the help of people to do the work for you allowing you more time to concen-trate on other
  6. 6. Many people dont really know what is and the benefits they can gain fromit. Here you will understand what this popular website has to offer and how to take fulladvantage of the services it provides. As you read on, you will learn how to earn moneyby providing services on Fiverr. You will also discover what you can gain from othersellers on this website. To start with, Fiverr is primarily a huge marketplace where peoplecan sign up for an account and post anything they desire to do for $5. It is the fivebucks price tag that gave birth to the name Fiverr as can be seen below. Typing in thekey words ‘Reseme and Cover Letters’ has brought up a list of services.Paid4SM.comLest Be Createive With
  7. 7. You will find diverse kinds of tasks on Fiverr from crazy things like people willing towrite your name on their T-shirts to more serious things like helping to build back linksto your website. It will begood for you to browsearound the website; you willdiscover some of the reallyamazing tasks that peopleare willing to do.With this basic understandingabout Fiverr, lets look at howyou are going to put it to use.First, you need to define yourprimary goal. What do youreally want to achieve? Ifyour intention is to makesome money by offering akind of service for $5, this isa very simple task. All youneed to do is go to and sign up for an account - its free.Then you update your profile and post the task that you want to do for five dollars. Thetask you want to do is commonly referred to as a gig. You may not be interested inoffering a service but rather you need someone to outsource an important task to -Fiverr is the best place to find someone. For example, you may have spent severalweeks putting up your website and writing SEO articles to boost your page rank.You may have even signed up with web 2.0 websites like Facebook, Pinterest,Instagram and the likes. And now you seem to be so busy that you are wondering ifyoud be able to keep up with the work required to get top rankings for your website. Insuch a case, Fiverr is a great place to go to for
  8. 8. You could hire someone on Fiverr to increase your followers on Twitter or have morelikes to your Facebook page making you popular.Fiverr is a good place to start for the preparation to getting the job you want if doneright. The key thing to do would be to browse the site typing in the keyword relating toyour requirment or selecting the menu category and finding the gigs right for you tobookmark. In the last chapter the subject of branding was mentioned in order to standout from the crowd. Basically you can be as creative as you want using Fiverr and isonly limited by your imagination. When making preparations to applying for jobs it makesense to be selective on what jobs you require suitable to increase your chances ofSince you will be promoting yourself as a brand will get the attention of more employersringing your phone rather than you chasing them. A fundamental point you will need toconsider noting when purchasing a gig on is you must ensure to communicateclearly and explicitly with the person you want to buy from. The more effective yourcommunication with the other party is the more likely you are to be happy with theoutcome of the deal.Here are some examples that can of benefit:-If your resume needs to updating or perhaps it needs revamping you could hire a pro-fessional and with a good rating on Fiver to change things around emphasising yourfull potential and using certain words to attract the employers attention.You could hire someone on Fiver to create a wordpress blog about you or perhapsrecreate the same resume as a site blog with links to pictures or in turn to your face-book fanpage about you which you could also hire someone in that area to create.To add to the chain of branding, you could hire someone on Fiverr to create a video adabout you selling your skills, highlighting your strengths with punchline for employmentand have your wordpress blog linking to it on
  9. 9. Paid4SM.comOther OpportunitiesHow You Can Command Jobs Paying$35 - $50 Per Hour To Do Simple JobsOn Facebook, Twitter or YouTubeDiscover How To Outsource Jobs Using FiverrDoing Very Little Work Earning Much More WithThe Potential To Earn Five Figure SumsGrab This Chance While You Can!To find out where visit