Finding a job can be broken down into a step-by-step process that anyone can follow.
Throughout this entire process, imagine yourself at your new job and enjoying your work. Behave as if you already have your job, and it's just a matter of filing the paperwork (which is your resume, application, etc.) Focus on the achievement of your goal: landing your perfect job.
1. Figure out what you want to do. This may be difficult or it may be obvious for you. Either way, it's necessary to know what kind of job you want before you can find it.
2. Write a resume. Write a resume that is specific for the job you're seeking. As much as possible, only include information that is directly applicable to the field you are searching in.
3. Use online resources. Post your resume at Monster.com, Hotjobs.com, CareerBuilder.com, and the like.
4. Use local resources. Local newspapers, local newspapers' websites, craigslist.org, and job fairs.
5. Social Networking. Ask your friends and family to keep an eye out for job opportunities. Whenever you feel it might be useful, like if you meet a business owner or someone in management, give him or her your business card and let the person know that you're very interested in any possible openings.
6. Direct Contact. Find out where the buildings or offices are where
you'd like to work, and if it seems appropriate, walk right in and ask for an
application or drop off a resume. This is especially useful for jobs in fields
such as retail or food. Ask for details on when a manager or supervisor would be
available. When you return your application, try to hand it directly to the
manager and let him or her know that you're available to answer questions and
would love to speak further.
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