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How to get a Job - Goodbye Unemployment
The Ninja Crisis
“You’re not unemployed, your job is to find a job! It’s not a part-time job, it’s your full-time Job!”
I read this sentence on a book (“The Ninja Crisis”) and it really makes sense! Just bare with me a little and keep reading!
Unfortunately, do to the status of the economy nowadays, I know lots of unemployed people! And in 95% of the cases I see this common behavior:
- One time a week, normally on Sunday (that’s when the newspaper brings more classified ads), they check the add jobs to see if there’s something good there;
- Two times a week they make a search online (and normally they don’t know very well how to search online or the right sites to do it – google isn’t always the best thing) for add jobs;
I could keep on giving examples! But wait… how much time does these actions take? 2/3 hours a week? And when you did had a job, how many hours did you work per week? 40h? 48h?
So, you’re unemployed, looking for a job, and the time you take to do it, it’s less than 10% per week than the time you would take if you’re working at your old job… Don’t you think this is strange? Don’t you think you should change your behavior?
So, what to do? You have to put your mind and effort on it! You need to realize that now your job is to find a job! So, you’ll do it 8 hours per day! And you can ask, but how can I do it 8h per day? The newspaper doesn’t have that many ads, I can’t find anything online…how the hell do you want me to do it?
Easy… J Bear with me once again on these simple ideas, these topics, and organize your calendar following these principles:
- Read the newspaper everyday: look for the job classifieds but also read the news; this will be very useful if you get an interview, you’ll have topics of conversation - if needed – and you’ll show that you’re updated;
- Search for job aggregator sites: there’re lots of sites that can help you search for jobs in several job sites, at the same time, this makes your life much easier;
- Work hard on your resume and presentation letter – check this other hub of mine for tips – you want to get your future employer attention;
- Go to workshops (you can find lots of free workshops in your town, I bet);
- Go to conferences;
- Invest in your education and training, I bet you can find free courses, forums, …, that can help you get certified/expert in your line of business;
- Simulate your job interview so you can get there prepared, ask some friend por family for help - read more tips about interviews in here;
Remember that there’re lots of people looking for jobs, unemployed or not, and you have to shine among them all!
Follow this tips and I bet you’ll be successful!!! Please keep me updated of your results!
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