One thing to keep in mind when seeking a job is that just because
you take a job now does not mean that you are stuck there forever. You can take
a job, any job, so you can pay the bills and get by for a while - and still
continue your job search for that perfect career. That is the big thing to
remember, take a job, any job, so you can continue to look for that job that you
Once you have a job, any type of job you can focus on where your
career will start. Do you need to find additional training to get that career of
your choice? Take night classes, Internet classes, or take a course by mail. If
you have all the education that you need to move on to your next career, start
looking everywhere for where that career would be.
First off, start looking in the papers. While some may boast that
no jobs are advertised in the paper anymore, there really are a lot of jobs that
are still found in the good old newspaper. You will need to respond to jobs the
day that you see them, not a week later. A week later, three days later, there
are already going to be fifty people applying for that position. You need to get
in touch with that company as fast as possible, fax or email your resume when
permitted, otherwise send out your resume asap.
Speaking of your resume, now that you have a job - any old job,
you need to focus on building up your resume. If you have any spare timework on
sprucing it up. Better yourself by volunteering somewhere, you never know when
volunteering can lead to job openings too! Volunteering and community service
looks great on your resume as well.
You need to have a resume that is going to represent you to the
companies that you want to work for. If you feel that your resume does not have
enough on it, make yourself better, do more, join more, and help out more.
Become the manager at the little job that you had to take, at least you are
working paying the bills and better than being laid off sitting at home with a
big blank space on your resume. Read over your resume, have all of your friends
read your resume, and take your resume to another professional in the hiring
field and see how they think you can improve yourself so you can grab that
career that you want so badly.
Be sure to check out all the online job opportunity spots along
with reading the newspaper. While the online jobs go the fastest, it is
important to cover all your bases when trying to stay in your own location and
finding a job.
Although some people think that you can't find a job through the
state employment office, it doesn't hurt to have your resume on file there.
Sometimes there are jobs that will come up and you could fill that need fast.
Tell everyone that you know that you are trying to get into a
certain field. The more people that you tell, the more opportunities you are
going to have open up for you. While no one is going to just hand you a job, at
least you can find out first hand information on job opportunities coming open.
One of the most important things that you can do while you are
working at the job that is paying the bills while you are waiting for your
career opportunity is that you don't quit that job no matter how much you really
hate it. Having a job any type of job to fill in your time is important while
searching for that perfect job. Employers see that as stability! If you were off
for six months but had three jobs in that time while getting back into your
field they are going to think you are hard to please or hard to work with.
Good luck in the job hunt!