In a rough economy with a high unemployment rate, many struggle in finding a new job. But, just because you are one of the estimated 13 million unemployed people around, finding a job doesn’t have to be daunting. There are many resources available, such as searching a company’s website and a job bank. Here are just a few ways to find your next career.
You can start your job search by networking with people in the field you are interested in working in. If you are not able to meet in person, try connecting on professional networking sites such as LinkedIn. These options allow you the opportunity to get to know someone in your preferred field and you can ask questions to better understand the particular field, job positions and job responsibilities. You never know when a position will open up in a company and you could then use the person you have networked with as a reference.
A job bank is a great place to find a job. This place can literally be described as a bank, but instead of money, they have jobs. You go through job ads and find what jobs are available that meet your skills, experience and qualifications. You could also attend for other services such as completing or enhancing your resume or cover letter.
If you don’t physically want to go out, you can always use your computer. There are many websites out there that can help in your search for a new job. These sites allow you to fill in what type of job you are searching for and your desired location. Within seconds, there are thousands of potential jobs for you to start searching.
Interested in working for a specific company? Why not go straight to their website? Company websites list the most recent job postings, providing you with the description and qualifications needed. Even if you don’t see a position listed that you are interested in or qualified for, don’t become discouraged. You could always do some extra research and find the head of the department you are interested in working in and physically mail them your resume and portfolio. Who knows, they may see something in you and bring you in for an interview.
Word of mouth
Ask friends and family to keep an eye and ear out for you. Ask them that if they know anything about an opening you would be good at to let you know. You could also ask them to put in a good word for you. Also, keep an eye and ear out whenever you go out. You never know when you will be out somewhere and you overhear someone mention a job opening.
Finding your dream job doesn’t have to be as hard as everyone is making it out to be. Know what resources are out that and how to properly use them. In the end, you will find the right job for you and you will then be on your way to living a happy life.
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For more tips on trying to find a job, contact Jeana Olchowy. Follow her @jolchowy25.