Try these job resources to find your new position.
You’ve graduated College and are ready to enter the job market. Or maybe you are in-between jobs right now ready for something new. You’ve taken the first step and brushed up on your resume writing skills. Now you just need to find those jobs you can target your cover letter to and send your amazing resume.
With a fresh and energetic attitude you’ve checked a couple online sources and the local ads but that special job you envisioned hasn’t really shown up yet. Now what? Where else can you find open positions and career inspirations?
Fear not, here are 15 resources you can try to find your next job:
ONLINE JOB RESOURCES
1. Ed2010.com or EntertainmentCareers.Net
8. Teach English or work abroad. The English language is a marvelous thing. These two sites are a good start if you’d like to gain experience in a different culture:
10. College websites
I know I know, it seems like everything can be done online nowadays. But believe it or not, personal contacts and thinking outside the box may get you started in the right direction. If you are at a standstill on the web, try this to get new ideas:
ADDITIONAL JOB RESOURCES:
12. College professors
14. Volunteer for non-profit’s events that you truly care about
15. Networking events
Don’t be shy when going about pursuing your job. Business owners, managers, recruiters love to see someone not giving up and going for it. You may not have all the skills necessary for a job, but if they see your commitment, persistence and personality that fits their company’s culture, they will train you.
Try to figure out what it is that they need and you have to give. If you can’t get into your dream company right now, what is it that you still need to learn to make yourself a more valuable asset? Go to a company that could teach your those skills missing for your dream job.
While you search for your next job, is there anything you can think of that you can do immediately that is fills a need or solves a problem in your community? Examples include sewing clothes, lawn care, pet, house or baby sitting, cleaning, camp counseling, tutoring, YMCA life guard, handy man work, driving the elderly or teaching a skill you have out of your home or in someone else’s home.
Use your intuition to guide you and be productive.
You will learn and grow from these experiences adding skills and expertise for your next job.
Everything you do adds to your life, so choose things that positively add equity to your work experience and resume. You will personally grow and learn marketing, people skills, sales, and money management.
Having a job and making an income will keep your self-esteem higher than not having one. This higher energy and action will help you find your next level of work.
Many of you will most likely have multiple jobs at the same time. You are not alone and this is not a bad thing. You will figure it out as you go. The main thing is that you are making a living while supporting yourself as well as you can, serving your community, and learning and growing.
If you have other job search resources please share them in the comments for others and share this with your friends!
To your success!
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