TIPS FOR FINDING A JOB
YOU NEED A JOB.
Somewhere, an employer has the job you want. How do you get that
job? By marketing your job talents. By showing employers
you have the skills they need. Do you have job talents? YES! Homemakers, disabled individuals, veterans, students just out of school, people already working--all have skills and experience for many good jobs.
What you need to know is how to market your talents effectively to
find the right jobs. Things that you need to consider as you find a job.:
- Evaluate your interests and skills.
- Find job information.
- Write resumes and application letters.
- Prepare for job interviews.
- Plan your time.
- Take tests.
Planning Your Time
NOW is the best time to start looking for a job. You're as qualified as
other applicants, so start now before someone else gets "your" job.
You've already made a good start by reading this pamphlet!
What's the most important thing to know about your job search?
FINDING WORK IS A FULL TIME JOB!
In a full time job, you:
To find a job, you must:
Tips for Planning an Effective Job Search:
- Make a "To
Do List" every day. Outline daily activities to look for
- Apply for
jobs early in the day. This will make a good impression
and give you time to complete applications, have interviews, take
- Call employers
to find out the best times to apply. Some companies
take applications only on certain days and times during the week.
- Write down
all employers you contact, the date of your contacts,
people you talk to, and special notes about your contacts.
- Apply at several
companies in the same area when possible. This
saves time and money.
- Be prepared.
Have a "master application" and resumes, pens, maps
and job information with you all the time. Who knows when a "hot
lead" will come your way.
- Follow up
leads immediately. If you find out about a job late in
the day, call right then! Don't wait until the next day.
- Network. Tell
everyone you know that you are looking for job. Stay
in touch with friends and contacts. Follow up new leads
- Read pamphlets
and books on how to get a job (see the list of books
at the back of this brochure). The time you spend reading these
materials will save you a lot of time in your job search
- Make automated
connections through systems on the Internet, such as
America's Job Bank and the Talent Bank