Advice for Desperate Job Seekers
An alternate morning of occupation chasing lies in front of you. You sip on your espresso and open the paper to the work segment. With a mixture of reckoning and franticness you get a stub of pencil and plan to target and recognize some conceivable employment opportunities.
There are less advertisements to circle today and in spite of the guaranteeing words and unclear portrayals you have started to accept that none of these potential businesses will genuinely consider you. Maybe they have family or companions or possibly you’ll listen at the end of the day “I’m anxious you’re overqualified for this position“.
In the wake of making a couple of telephone calls you attempt to get into a positive attitude. You take off the entryway, an envelope of resumes in one hand and a rundown of locations at the following. You will drop off a couple continues and have plans for a meeting this evening.
Perhaps today will be diverse…
Are you or a friend looking for work? Have you heard of acquaintances laid off from long-term employment only to find four or five months later that they are still unable to find a job?
If you think the only way to find a job is to have connections, you may be partly right. With such a demand for employment many jobs never make it to the paper. How can you compete?
“Leave no stone unturned”. Tell friends, family and acquaintances of your job search. These people can give you an ‘IN’ to their businesses when positions come available.
They may also hear of someone who is hiring and keep you updated on opportunities you may not otherwise have heard about. Their personal referral can also make an impression on the employer in your behalf.
You don’t have to wait for a job to be listed in the paper, or even posted on the company board, to apply for work at a company.
Go through the phone book and make a list of companies you’d like to work for. Call and ask if there are any positions available. Ask for the name of the human resources manager or the individual in charge of hiring for the area you are applying to.
Send a resume and direct it to the person in charge of hiring. Write a cover letter that expresses your interest in the company and why you’d like to work for them. Follow up several days later and ask for the individual. Tell them you’re checking to see that they received your resume and ask if there are any positions that may become available.
If they are not hiring suggest you’ll check back at another time. Often positions are made available unexpectedly and by keeping in contact (without pestering) you may be the first person that comes to mind.
This is not a secret. If you’re not taking advantage, someone else will. You can’t afford to miss out on making yourself known to employers BEFORE the job posting is made public.
Accessing this hidden job market may open up opportunities you never thought possible. By staying one step ahead of other job searchers you can be sure that your new job is just around the corner!
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