Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Looking for a job?

Top ten ways to find a job.
1.Make use of Internet resources such as and online job banks.
2.Subscribe to a daily newspaper and use the “help wanted” section to your advantage.
3.Use a fax machine and fax resumes (by the dozens) to companies that you would like to work for. Don't get discouraged if you don't hear back right away just keep on faxing until you do.
4.Use temporary employment agencies as a springboard to permanent employment.
5.Fax or e-mail your resume to all of the temporary employment agencies that you find listed in your local phonebook. Always use a personalized cover letter and make it job specific.
6.Go to your employment office or community job resource center and register. They can be invaluable when it comes to looking for a job.
7.Take advantage of free job search resources (such as resume printing and job search help) offered by community employment centers. Some even offer telephone message answering services (for those with no telephones) so you can put a callback number on your application.
8.Check call centers and telemarketing agencies. These types of businesses often have openings and the pay will hold you over until you find something more to your liking.
9.Go door to door (to businesses) with a briefcase full of resumes. Some employers like to see the faces behind resumes and you just may arrive at a business when there is an opening that you qualify for. (Timing is everything in some cases)
10.Use your local yellow pages to call companies and see if they are accepting applications or taking résumés. If they are you can immediately fax them your resume or get your local employment center to do the faxing for you. (You can even take advantage of the free job related use of a telephone from local employment centers).

Using these tips, your job hunting will go much smoother and be more effective. You do not want to waste yours' or anyone else's time. Having many effective job searching tools is a start to finding employment in the shortest time period necessary.

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