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How to get a Job - Goodbye Unemployment

Updated on May 27, 2012
Unemployment line, NYC during the depression
Unemployment line, NYC during the depression

“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?

Ho i got my job
Ho i got my job

Change... NOW!

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;
  • Read!!!!
  • 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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    • lbramos profile imageAUTHOR

      Luis Bivar Ramos 

      8 years ago from Porto, Portugal

      Thanks! And congratulations on your new job! Best of luck!

    • vaguesan profile image


      8 years ago from Osaka, Japan

      Yeah you are totally right. It took me a long time to find work, and it was incredibly discouraging after a while. I fell into the behavior you desribed above. I would check online once or twice a day for an hour or so before giving up and watching tv. I realized that the only thing to do was double my effort and it finally did pay off.

      good hub. :)


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