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How to Find a Job in a Tough Economy
Finding Jobs in a Tough Economy
Today’s job market is extremely tough. Thousands of jobs have left and they are never coming back. Many people are lost; they are in a vicious cycle of attending job fairs, putting in applications, and fine tuning their resumes without any progress. Some people have become so hopeless that they have actually decided to give up. They have come to the conclusion that there are no jobs and they have done all that they can do. However bleak the job market outlook, there are actually jobs to be had and they are well paying. A person just has to know how to attract a company’s attention. In order to attract a potential employer’s attention and standout from the crowd, a jobs seeker must be willing to do three things. A job seeker must be willing to change how they market themselves, be willing to add to their job skills, and be willing to take a job in any career field.
Job Seeking Using Social Media
Many people look for jobs the traditional way. They fill out applications, answer ads or walk-in and hand their resume to the receptionist. These methods still work however; they are not going to be the most effective. A Job seeker must take advantage of today’s technology and resources. A job seeker that is serious about finding employment must create social media accounts and post their skills and talents to social media webpages such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter to name a few. Social media websites are great places to let employers know a person’s skills and talents. These websites are highly trafficked by both companies and individuals. A job seeker will definitely get maximum exposure and marketability by using just one of these websites. All three accounts mentioned are free to open and easy to use. A job seeker can also use career websites to market themselves for free. CareerBuilder, Monster, and LinkedIn all allow you to post resumes for prospective employers to view immediately, greatly increase a job seeker’s chance in finding employment. Another factor that will help a job seeker is their skills.
Adding and Upgrading Job Experience
A person looking for a job in today’s economy must have good skills. They must be willing to add to and upgrade their current skill set. A job seeker can do this by taking classes at a community college, a university, a vocational school, or by taking courses online. Also any one unemployed can contact their local unemployment office because they offer free training to help job seekers to gain employment again. Additional skills and upgraded skills will help make a better impression on prospective employers and will help a job seeker to outrank other applicants who have fewer skills. Even though skills are important; there is still just one more step that is needed to make a person more attractive to employers and help them land a job in this economy. And that step is being willing to change career field. Upgrading your job experience is one of the best things you can do increase your chances of finding employment. More and more classes and courses can be taken online or in your free time so you no longer have to change your schedule or begin from the beginning to get additional experience.
Think Outside the Box
What keeps a lot of the new jobs unoccupied is the fact that job seekers are not applying for them. Many job seers are looking for positions that they formerly held but this is going to keep them in the unemployment line. Certain types of jobs are leaving and they are never coming back. However, there are new jobs being created each day. A person must be willing to go down a new career path in order to gain a foot in the job market and become employed once again. If for whatever you reason you are having trouble finding a job, keep trying different things to get the employer's attention, you can find excellent tips on the Internet.
The information above is not inclusive because the job market is changing so drastically. However, the information provided is an excellent start for a person becoming successfully employed. The key is a job seeker must never give up and use all of the technology, resources and advice available to them in order to gain new employment. Millions of job seekers have been successful by just being vigilant until they find what they are seeking.
We have thousands of job seekers every month that search our job listings. Many find it hard to get a decent paying job. We provide them tips and information to help them succeed and to get them the job they desire. The current job market is competitive and job seekers will need a lot patience.
Written by S. Marie Surles (Owner of HEA-Employment.com)
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