Opportunities Ė Strategies for Job Hunting can lead to Getting Hired
June 19th, 2006
If you have
searched and searched in your local newspaper for that perfect job, you
might find that you are not expanding your search far enough. You need
to determine the type of work that you want to do and the amount of
income that you need to make a living.
Of course, we all want to make a
ton of money but you need to be realistic in your abilities and the
amount you can potentially earn.
If you donít even
know where to begin in your search for a job, you might want to check
out O*net is a free assessment located at www.careeronestop.org. These
assessment tests may help you find out what you would like to do and the
kinds of jobs that are available as well as the training needed to get
On the Career One
Stop website, there is also job listings that will not only make it
easier to narrow down your search but you can also search on salary. Of
course that is not the only way to find the job that you want.
Getting out and
submitting your resume can pay off. If you are looking for a sales
clerk position for the summer, you will need to apply to the store in
person, more than likely. Many of the big retail outlets have a
computer located in the store that lets you apply for a job position.
If not have all your information ready, and be prepared to write neatly
on the job application form.
If you are looking
for a higher salary job, you might be able to apply or submit your
application into the human resource department. Many large corporations
scan in your resume and count words that pertain to the job position
that they are looking for; having a good resume with relating keywords
matters in this technology driven world.
You can check
online at the many job listing websites for employment opportunities.
Monster.com is one of the largest, but there are more than that you
should visit. Since the employer has to pay for the advertising of the
job listing you will find each website has different job listings. One
website worth taking a look at is Craigslist.com. They have an
extensive listing for many cities and there are a lot of real jobs not
just temp agencies, and commission only work.
If you are burned
out at looking online, you should also contact your local community
college or university for when a job fair is going to happen. They
usually have scheduled yearly job fairs. Sometimes the job fair will be
advertised on the radio as well. This can help get you into the work
place and also you will learn more about the companies in your area.
off, and so does some flexibility. You might find that you have skills
that could be used in other settings then what your last job was and you
should use your skills to get the job, verses the feeling that you have
to work in the same field. If a job is available for the field that you
previously worked in this can help you get the job too. You need to be
open a little bit, but donít sell yourself on a job that you are not
skilled to do because you will find that you likely wonít be back to
searching for another job soon.
government unemployment office will usually provide you with computer
access of job listings to help you get back on track. So donít be
afraid to try a little bit of everything to get those interviews.
One last idea is
that you could apply to the company that you want to work with directly
at their website. Many times the jobs will be listed on their website
for which positions.
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