Finding and keeping a job today

Finding and keeping a job today

Many individuals are still unemployed or underemployed due to the economy environment today.  People are struggling to land even part time jobs.  This is causing many people to lose their homes or go without food to eat.  If you are employed, thats great!!  You need to do everything you can to ensure that you do not become a victim of long term unemployment.  If you are unemployed, keep reading to find out how you can go about finding and keeping a job today.

Speak with family and friends when searching for a good job.  See if they are aware of any job leads that you would like.  This step is often overlooked, as employers are more likely to take a second look at someone who has been recommended.

If finding a job has been real rough, try changing the strategy you’re using for job searching.  Just because lots of places aren’t hiring for many jobs doesn’t mean you should give up.  You may consider going to another area, but make sure that you can afford the commute if you get hired.

Just because this company does not require formal business attire, you should still wow the hiring manager by coming in looking like you deserve the job.

Go to lots of career fairs if you are job searching.  These kinds of fairs are great for making contacts and acquiring knowledge.  You can also boost your own contact list with some great contacts that can aide you in getting the right job.

Dress the part when heading to an interview.  Be sure to choose appropriate clothing and pay attention to hair and nails.

You want to find the right fit.  A company will not hire someone that they know will not be a good fit is a waste of time to both you and the company.

Make sure you resume is up to date with content and formatting.  You may want to go to a professional to have it reworked if you are not having any luck.

Use social media.  This is very important, and a great way to show it off as a skill set.  Also, keep in mind that potential employers will review your social media, so make sure you are projecting an image that will get you hired, and if you have a job, and image that won’t get you fired!

Have a professional attitude when answering the telephone.  Your potential employer is going to call you to offer you the job, or schedule interviews.  People may be surprised to hear such a professional greeting, but they will also be impressed.

Keep in mind that profit is the motivating factor for most companies.  As you prepare for your interview, and even as you finish up your resume, you have to show off what you can do well to make the company more money.

The job of your dreams is not unattainable.  Use the tips and information you’ve learned here to land a great job or keep the one you have.  Stay focused and never give up, like grandpa said, “Have a positive attitude and SMILE 90% of people employed or looking for employment won’t!”

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