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Ways To Find A Job.

Updated on October 9, 2012

In Washington slightly more Americans have been applying for unemployment, which was recorded in February 2012. However, Joseph La Va Vorgana stated " We are not concerned by the modest rise in claims, because the down tread remains firmly in place". Fewer Americans are filing for unemployment, because they cannot file for unemployment twice unless they have worked between the times they file for unemployment. Unemployment lasts about a year, so if someone has been out of work for two years, unemployment runs out and they cannot file again.

However, even though many people are out of work these days, there are several ways to find jobs, even during a recession. Some are difficult, some are less then a person is qualified for, but the job is still worth it. There are ways to find employment that have become better and make it

Ways To Help Being Hired.

1) Volunteer or Freelance in the Company you want work for. Many companies would love to have someone to work without paying him/her. It saves the company money, and also allows the company to see if the person who is freelancing has the skills they need. Believe it or not, many companies hire the person who works for free.

2) Look for the industries that need people to work for them the most. Like research companies, nursing, and any health care company, education. These places are growing and need more people to help them.

3) Develop a personal interview. Many interviews start with the question " Please tell me a little about yourself". Don't go back to far. This question is very important . The interview only wants to know what you have accomplished in the job market. It only takes a few minutes, and might be the reason you are hired or not. During this interview, stay positive you can do this job. A few days after the interview, send a Thank You card to the person who interviewed you. Thank him/her for taking the time to interview you. It only takes a few minutes, but it reminds the person who interviewed you. Even if he/she has interviewed 20 people the person who sends the Thank You card reminds him/her of you.

Where To Look For A Job

A few years ago, people looked in the newspaper to find a job, that does not work anymore. Most companies do not post jobs in the newspaper anymore.

1) Craigslist A few companies post on Craigslist, but not a lot. Just a few. Maybe just one step up from the newspaper.

The best way to find a job is to go online. There are many places online that list jobs. Here a just a few of them, but they are very good.

1) is a site that lists jobs near you. This website also emails you when new job posts come up.

2) is a very large online website, and is a partner with MSN and AOL. is also linked with Facebook, Twitter, and linkedin which are also online companies that are hiring.

3) is a website for professionals and posts jobs for them all around the world. As of February 9th. Linkedin 150 million professionals working all around the world.

4) is a website that lists jobs by location. A person looking for a job could click on the state they live in, then click on the city. After that, the person can type in they job they want and the job listings appear.

So, if you are looking for a job, these links might be helpful. At least when you try to find a job, it is better then giving it up.

If you have any advise for people who are looking for jobs, what can you tell them? Can you give them information not in this hub, information they can use. Many people need jobs. What is the best way to find a job? So, many of people need help finding jobs your advise might help.

Since this hub was first published unemployment rates have gone down. More people are working. Start looking for a job now. Go to google, Find out which places need more people, which places are hiring. Even if you need to go back to school. You can find a job!


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    • Michele Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michele Travis 

      5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      alocsin Thank you so much for your comment. That is a wonderful idea!

    • alocsin profile image


      5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I'd also like to suggest networking organizations or associations that have been set up for whatever your profession is. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • Michele Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      snowdrops thank you very much for your comment, I appreciate it very much:)

    • snowdrops profile image


      6 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Interesting and very useful hub. In my place, in order for you get the job, you have to volunteer (as stated also in your hub above)..especially on government jobs..

      Very informative Michele. thank you

    • Michele Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you very much for your comment. It might help more people if they read this. Or maybe you can write a hub about it. More people would probably read it. This is an old hub.

    • Efficient Admin profile image

      Efficient Admin 

      6 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      I am hearing that networking is the way to go - start contacting all the people you know, past and present, to let them know you are looking for a job. At my job support networking group they said many upcoming openings are not even advertised, and HR people are getting overwhelmed at all the resumes they have to go through. They would rather interview contacts of people they already know. Also is a good website to look at. Target companies you want to work for and apply directly. Hope this is helpful to someone.

    • Michele Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you for reading my hub:)

    • dmoney4god profile image


      6 years ago from VA

      Thanks for the advice!!!

    • Michele Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      @ Jeanine, I hope it helps..I really do!

    • Michele Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      @ Laura I don't mind at all. In fact I appreciate it, very much. I hope more people join and follow you, that would be great. Especially this one. It would be wonderful if this one helped finding you a job

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      6 years ago

      Needed this a lot... thanks

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      Laura Tykarski 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Michele I posted two of your articles to my Face-book time-line I hope you do not mind. This and one of your latest that i really enjoyed reading pertaining to the meaning behind the garden of Eden/ Adam and Eve. Thought they gave a good range of what is available here within our writing-hub community.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 years ago from The Caribbean

      This is so thoughtful, not to mention helpful for the unemployed. There can't be too many suggestions. People are desperate, so every suggestion is precious. Thanks!

    • Michele Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thanks, that was nice. One of the interesting things however was I had 156 views. I don't know if that effect the hub score or not. I did not mean for them to be teasers, I meant out in the field jobs.

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      6 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Great Hub Michele. I too am already tied into literally all of these but without seeking sympathy, I must tell you in my experience (an I have even worked FREE doing insurance adjusting and ministry and counseling and IT work all of which I am qualified for)allot of the jobs advertised are nothing more than "teasers" trying to get people who need jobs to pay for premium job searches with money they don't have. I have been a LinkedIN member and Monster Jobs member for over 10 years and get job offers all of the time but in order to find out more, they often want at the minimum a paid trial premium subscription. I might add that conveniently the app usually never gets to the employer until after the Trial is up so you have to pay for a full subscription which in the case of LinkedIN is $59.00 per month at the lowest and Monster from $29.00 on up depending on the salary. It is unbelievable what is happening by these companies to take advantage of the unfortunate.

      I thought the article was great, concise and to the point and can over all be helpful to allot of people. I voted up all across. Great job. Oh, and now you have 2 comments....LOL, Lee

    • Michele Travis profile imageAUTHOR

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you for commenting on this hub. At least it will have one comment. I appreciate your comment very much :)

    • LauraD093 profile image

      Laura Tykarski 

      6 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      I have already tapped into two of the sites you have listed and have been since Jan. sigh...will hit the other two as well. As always well researched hub and I love the U-Tube inserts you keep inserting to support your topic. Voted up and useful.


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