Workforce Solutions Panhandle Star MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR JOB HUNT Workforce Solutions Panhandle Star

  • When looking for a job, it’s good to consider new types of work that utilize skills you have developed at previous jobs. A few questions you should ask yourself are:
    • Is there currently a market for my skills?
    • Do I need to consider training for a new job?
    • What type of work would I enjoy most?
    • What type of work do I want to avoid?
  • Take charge of your job search. The more work you put into it, the greater the chances you will find the job you really want. We recommend making a minimum of 8 to 10 contacts every week.
  • Tell everyone you know you are looking for a new job. Studies have found the majority of jobs are found through word-of-mouth networking with friends, family, former co-workers, and other people you know.
  • Increase your chances of finding a job by utilizing all resources. For instance, pay attention to the media as they often report about new companies or existing companies that are expanding, investigate employment agencies and local workforce centers, use phone directories and business organization membership directories to generate new contacts, and visit local companies’ websites. They often post job information.
  • When you find a job that you are interested in, CAREFULLY follow the employer’s job application instructions. No employer wants to hire someone who can’t (or won’t) follow instructions.
  • Customize your resume for each position you are applying for. Explain how your knowledge, skills, and experience match what the employer is looking for.
  • Stay organized! Track your job-hunting activities using a Work Search Log. Follow-up is very important. Your work search log should have all of the information concerning who you contacted, when, how, what information was provided, and your next step.
  • Keep a positive attitude. Most likely, finding the right job for you will take some time, and no doubt you’ll encounter occasional disappointments. Your positive and optimistic attitude will come across to employers.

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