Are you in the market for work? If you have been searching for weeks, you might stop and say in frustration “I just want a job, why can’t I find one?” There are various components of a successful job search. One important component is the actual job search. If you have been saying to yourself “I just want a job, why can’t I find one” see if you are making these common mistakes.
Don’t worry about the job hours. You may have to start second or third shift to begin with. You may have to work weekends and holidays, to begin with. Be flexible, at first. Landing your first job is usually the hardest one. Once you have a job and start to gain experience, you will be in a much better position to look for a better job with better pay, and better hours.
Gone are the days when people used to browse and post on monster and careerbuilder. Free classifieds are a good way to learn and apply for job openings in your area.
Now don’t get me wrong, this website is providing a good service. These quality job lists are very popular and everybody and their mother are jumping on board fueled by their desire to work from home. Now given that these job lists provide about twenty or so telecommuting job leads in each issue, what are your chances of landing one of those jobs? That is if one happens to match your qualifications? And that brings me to my second point.
Anyone who puts down jobs either had money handed down to them, or they had forgotten where they came from. These are the people who do not respect life in general and it won’t be long before their table of success turns on them. Instead of putting down jobs, or people with jobs, they should inspire people and encourage people to go for their dreams. Not FORCE them.
At Least: At least is a common phrase used in a ScanGator. Basically, the company is trying to say this is required or necessary without actually stating so. For you to apply for the job in question, it is recommended that you meet their requirements. With that said, what if the company is looking for “qualified individuals with at least 5 years in a management position” and you have 4 years? That is pretty close and it won’t hurt to take a chance.
You can also search for local companies by location and/or keyword by using the Verizon Yellow Pages. You might even find prospective employers that you have never heard of. You can then review the career information of open job openings by visiting the website of the company.
So you didn’t kill during the job interview and you didn’t get the job. As they say in the dating world, there are plenty of fish in the sea. However during a recession it’s more like sardines in a wading pool, so you need the right bait. Plain Jane equals unemployment check. Knowing what to wear during a job interview… priceless.