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  1. 1. If you are looking to obtain your first paying job, itis natural to feel a bit nervous. Landing a first jobis a big deal! You may also run into the catch-22.That is you need experience to get a job, but youneed a job to gain experience! For helpful tips on how to get a first job, keep reading on:job application tips
  2. 2. How to Get a First Job: Resume and Job Applications Before youstart job searching, consider the pros and cons of creating a resumeAt least, focus on what you intend to fill out on job applications If youare teenager or college student looking to obtain a part-time job, notall applicants opt for well-written resumes You can stand out fromthe competition by creating one Your lack of job experience mayappear to be a problem at first
  3. 3. Nothing looks worse than a blank resume or job application Usevolunteer work, extra-curricular activities, school sports, and othernon-profit organization to your advantage How to Get a First Job:Searching There are multiple ways to job search and you shouldutilize as many methods as possible Since job searching online isquick and easy, start with this When doing a job search, considerusing an application or website that enables you to search multiplejob sites at once
  4. 4. This will produce the largest selection of jobs It is also
  5. 5. recommended that you check your local newspaper�s helpwanted ads, as well as be on the lookout for now hiring signs aroundyour community If you job search online, the keywords that youchoose are important as they will impact the job openings you seeSearch with the title of the job you want If looking for a part-time firstjob, this may be �cashier
  6. 6. � Better results are given when you search with an actual title;however, many entry-level job openings can be found with a simple�entry level� search How to Get a First Job: Interviews Themore jobs you apply for, the better chance you stand of landing a jobinterview Since you are looking for a , this may be one of your firstjob interviews Once again, it is natural to be nervous but don�t letthat nervousness overwhelm you
  7. 7. Practice makes perfect! Review commonly asked job application tipsjob interview questions, prepare your answers ahead of time, andconsider doing a mock interview with a trusted friend or familymember Other helpful job interview tips include arriving about 10minutes before your scheduled interview time (not too early and, ofcourse, not late), dressing professionally, and staying upbeat andpositive If you slip up in an interview and provide a wrong ornot-great answer, brush yourself off and move on; don�t dwell onmistakes
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