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Job Searching Tips For Success

Updated on October 11, 2013

As of June there were 12.7 million unemployed in the United States, an unemployment rate of 8.2%. That’s the good news if you are a teenager looking for work. Yes, I said the good news! The bad news is that those unemployment figures do not take into account those who have never had a job before, or who have only worked on a limited basis from year to year.

So toss in all those high school and college students and I wonder what the unemployment figure would look like? In case you were wondering, that’s the bad news. There is a lot of competition out there when you are young and looking for a job. Just yesterday I spoke to a person who once worked for a corporation and made in excess of $75,000. He was out looking for work and he had applied, that day, at Burger King and McDonalds. Makes you stand back and think a bit, doesn’t it?

On the other end of the spectrum I know several eighteen year olds who refuse to apply at fast food restaurants because they won’t work for minimum wage. Mind you, they have never had a job and have no work experience, but for whatever reason they believe certain jobs are beneath them.

It is a brutal economic landscape out there and it seems to be getting harder and harder to find a job. If that is so, how can a teenager expect to find work? This author believes there are several age-old techniques that will greatly help you in your job search. Despite the year, despite your lack of experience and despite the competition, there are several things you can do to improve your chances to become gainfully employed.

How do I know? Well, I have been employed for forty-eight years and I have never failed to get a job when I needed one. In addition, I have owned and operated three businesses during my lifetime and I have hired countless employees, so I have a fairly good idea of what employers are looking for when they are hiring.

Are you interested in what I have to offer? If so, sit down, read through this once, then read through it a second time. Let the suggestions leak into your brain, then copy them and attach them to your mirror or some other place where you are likely to see them daily. Most of us have built-in forgetters so we need to be constantly reminded.

Are you ready?


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SHOW UP IN PERSON

Oh, if I had a dollar for every teenager I have met who thinks looking for work only consists of filling out an online application. They fill out a couple per day and then head out and have fun with their friends, or else they take a nap because they are worn out from filling out those online applications.

Yes, the year is 2012 and yes, many companies have online application procedures, but there is no better way to show you are interested in a job than going to the business and introducing yourself. Let me tell you a reality: it is a jungle out there in the workplace and you have to do something to distinguish yourself from the hundreds of others applying for that one job. Absolutely nothing does this like a person-to person meeting.

What, you say they specifically told you to apply online and not go to their place of business? Well whoopy doo! Let me tell you what a visit to the company does for you: It shows that you really want the job! What’s the worst thing that can happen if you go down there? They will tell you that they would prefer people don’t come to their place of business. What’s the best thing that can happen? They will be impressed that you took the time and made the effort to meet with them. A face-to-face is your chance to sell yourself and make no mistake about it, getting hired is all about selling yourself. If you don’t who will? Get off of the sofa and go pound some pavement. It is good exercise and you might just come home with a job.

RESUME AND COVER LETTER

I will repeat an earlier statement and you need to memorize it and repeat it as your daily mantra. You have to sell yourself! There are certain essentials when it comes to looking for a job and two of those essentials are a resume and a cover letter. These need to look professional and as detailed as possible. If you don’t know how to write either of them, it will take you all of five minutes doing an internet search to find a template that will get you on your way.

I hear someone saying right now that they don’t have any work experience so what would they put on a resume? Back to your mantra….SELL YOURSELF! Get letters of reference from the teachers who love you, or your pastor at church, or someone in the business community who is a friend and knows about your character. Put together a winning package that literally screams that you are a great person who would be an asset to any business.

If you roll over and play dead, convinced that you will never get hired, you are going to be a prophet of your own demise and failure! Have a professional resume and cover letter and then carry them with you when you go to businesses looking for a job. Ask whoever is at each business if you can leave your resume and letter with them. The worst that can happen is they will say no!


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LOOK PRESENTABLE!

First impressions count! I’m sorry if you prefer jeans and a ragged tshirt; you look like a slob! You only get one chance when you meet a business owner and you better make the most of it. Comb your hair, take a shower, brush your teeth and put on some nice clothes. Nobody wants to hire someone who doesn’t care enough to look presentable when meeting the boss.

I’m all for personal freedoms and expressions, but you need to SELL YOURSELF! You can’t do that if you look like something the cat just dragged in. When I was hiring people and someone came in looking like death warmed over, I was polite, took their resume (if they had one) and then threw it away as soon as they left. That, my young job-seekers, is the bitter pill of reality. If you want a job then look like you want a job!

LOOK THEM IN THE EYES

Heaven help the shy ones out looking for a job and heaven help those who act like they could care less! When you meet a supervisor or owner of a business, look them in the eye, shake their hand and put on your eager and confident face.

Nobody wants to hire a whipped puppy and nobody wants to hire someone with a chip on their shoulder. Get out there, look confident and act like you really want the job.

MAKE A SECOND VISIT

Your search is not over just because you finally crawled off the couch and made a few cold-calls. Let a few days go by and then return and talk to the manager again. Your task is to appear like you really want the job. I promise you that most young people out looking for work will go to a place once and then never return. You will stand out when you return; you will be telling that person that you are the one who made the effort to return for a second visit.


The Cold, Hard Facts

As a teenager looking for a job, you are at the bottom of the food chain. I don’t know any way to sugarcoat that news. If former business executives are applying at Burger King and they have college and work experience, where do you think that puts you on the ladder of success? The world owes you nothing. You might think you are the greatest thing since sliced bread but in reality you are just one of thousands who have the same goal in mind.

Sure there are stories of kids lucking out and getting a job over the internet. Sure, you might just fall into a job that your uncle is hiring for, but chances are that you will be one of thousands out looking for work and it is up to you to find a way to get hired. It is very hard these days to get hired; it takes willingness, determination and a little creativity to set yourself above the other job applicants.

Excuses are a dime a dozen and I have heard all of them..I talked to a kid the other day who turned down a job because it was on the other side of town and he didn’t have a car. WELL THEN WALK! TAKE A BUS! Figure out something or and quit making excuses! When the going gets tough, the tough find a way! They strap it on, hitch up their pants and find a way!

You have your marching orders. Now get out there and make it happen!

2012 William D. Holland (aka billybuc)


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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      This is great advice. I'm going to share it with my nephew, who is looking for a summer job.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Deborah, you were fast! Thank you and I hope it helps your nephew!

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      MamaBambie 5 years ago from Dallas

      Definitely what I needed.

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      brenda12lynette 5 years ago from Utah

      Good advice!! I remember my first job was washing dishes at a summer camp my mom worked at. You can't be picky at that age!!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mama, I wish you luck! Knock 'em dead...and thank you!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Brenda, I think most of us have had a job or two that was less than ideal but oh so necessary. :) Thank you my friend!

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      bill....this will be invaluable for all the teens now looking for summer work. Being right on Lake Erie, there are so many seasonal positions available for teens, I think 75% of the School kids work all over here thru the summer......life guards, pizza delivery, camp aids, babysitters, beach cleaners.......I think it's important for kids to work these temp jobs......gives them experience and keeps them somewhat out of trouble!! UP++

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      Dr Pooja 5 years ago

      Had been working for ten years till shift to a new country made me go through the track of finding a suitable job.Your advice of Selling yourself holds true for everyone trying for a job.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Dr. Pooja, it does indeed! Thank you for stopping by!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks Paula! I was actually thinking of my son when I wrote this...Mr. Computer Application Man...drives me nuts! Anyway yes, temp jobs are so very important for teens...they need to start interacting in the workplace as it is all part of the maturation process.

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Seriously? I was tempted to ask if you had been inspired from "within," but then thought it may be a sore subject........it hasn't been THAT long ago I was dealing with that particular age-bracket!

      If it's any consolation at all, Dad........it really does not go on forever. I promise. Yes, it FEELS that way, but it doesn't.

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 5 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      Nice and Needed kick in the pants. Your advice is excellent for anyone who not only needs but wants a job. Most of the jobs I have applied to, I did get hired - selling oneself and showing desire, motivation and drive worked like a charm every single time I have used them.

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Thank you! What you said, Billybuc! American teens could learn a lot from teens in other countries...they work like mad, all day, and have their plans all mapped out. Up and useful!

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      Columba Smith 5 years ago from California

      Great info! I'm going to forward this to my teenage son.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Collisa, thank you for visiting. I hope this helps your son and now I need to pay you a visit.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Molly, since I've never been outside of this country I'll take your word for it. I do know we have a new generation who seems to think they deserve something better. Hard work are two-four letter words to them and should be avoided.

      Anyway, thank you!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jlava, that's the funny thing about these tips....they almost always work but many either forget them or take the easy way out on the computer. I wish you well and thank you so much.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Paula, I'm holding you to that promise! :)

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Bill, I have given this advice to so many kids, especially my own. I see kids come in wearing jeans with holes for a job interview, and I cringe. I tell them to go home and change. The sad thing is that they will pay $80 for a pair of jeans with holes, but do not own a pair of dress pants.

      Looking someone in the eye, a firm handshake, and making yourself marketable are key factors. My kids will say, "But I don't have work experience." I start going down their list of community service, school clubs, babysitting, working in the church nursery, etc. and tell them, a boss is looking for responsible people so show what you have done.

      Great hub! Votes and shared!

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      Crystal Tatum 5 years ago from Georgia

      Great tips Billy. I've done several articles on the issue of teen unemployment, and the market is more competitive than ever these days due to the fact that adults looking for work are taking on jobs typically done by teens. These are very helpful suggestions on how teens can stand out and make an impression.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Crystal, I always smile when I see you stop by. You just have the greatest smile! :) Thank you my dear; if I remember I'll link one of your hubs to this one.

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Hey, Bill...send them to eastern Montana and western North Dakota! Everyone has left to work in the oil patch, leaving all the support jobs vacant and there are TONS and TONS of fast food, retail, and service industry jobs (Burger King in Dickinson starts at $13/hour...yes, you read that right and the rest of them are keeping pace with that wage). Just tell them to bring their own housing. :) VUMS.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Susan, it drives me crazy! I don't know what happened over the past twenty years but somehow kids lost the inner drive and common sense necessary to get hired. Thank you for your comment; it reinforces what I am trying to say!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      TT, my nephew was telling me the same thing; he lives in North Dakota and said the wages for fast food were ridiculously high. Hard to believe but evidently true. It's a strange world we live in my friend.

      Thank you!

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      My pleasure, Bill. Yep, they are high because the cost of living is crazy. We looked at a 1 bedroom for $1900/month. A 2 bedroom was $2200/month. Can you say price gouging? Even the stores are getting in on it - Starbucks Frappachino (4 pack); Dickinson - $7.99, Glendive - $6.99, Miles City - $6.99, Billings - $4.99. For us, it's worth the drive once a month to Billings to do our grocery shopping for staples. Sheesh. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      TT, you need to move to God's Country where prices are still reasonable...for how much longer is anyone's guess, but certainly better than there.

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      My teenaged daughter is currently looking for work and could use some advice like this. When I tell her all these things, she thinks I'm nagging her!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Great advice Bill, it is unfortunate to see so many people without jobs in today's society. You second visit is key, so many never do this. Persistence shows you truly care about the job. One job I got was after a few visits and phone calls and forty other applications as well. It is a rough workplace right for sure!

      TT, $13 for Burger King, that is crazy! But, like you said, the living costs are pretty high!

      Another great down to earth hub uncle Bill! So many people do not know how to look for jobs and present themselves, especially a teenager who if full of himself. Great audience target Bill!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jools, your comment would be amazing if I hadn't heard teens here say the same thing, including my 27 year old son. They just don't get it but they don't want to hear advice. Sigh! Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Josh, your comments are right on! I have never understood how a teenager could be full of himself when he hasn't done a thing yet! LOL...thanks nephew!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      LOL Yeah I know Bill, it makes no sense at all! And you are welcome Bill!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Josh....:)

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Some great advice and many should listen to you. Employers do not change on what is good for them!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Jackie, that is exactly the point...nothing has changed in fifty years regarding what an employer wants. Thank you my friend! I need to see if you have written anything lately.

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      MargaritaEden 5 years ago from Oregon

      These are some great tips Bill very practical! As always very well written and with good sense of humor! I will pass these tips to my teenage sister, she has been looking for a job for a while now.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Margarita! It's tough out there right now but some things related to job searching never change. I appreciate you and I'm glad you are on HubPages.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      Billy, Absolutely great advice for those looking for a job, whether they are teens or older adults. Making a good first impression is most important. Most of the time when resumes are sent out, you don't hear anything back, however, if you do that call being prepared in the way you described is essential as competition is stiff.

      I have 3 sons who have worked since they were 15 years old, and not one of them has ever been unemployed. They look presentable, give a good 100% on the job, don't get into silly arguments and they don't fail drug tests. I feel blessed to has such good sons.

      Rated up, useful and awesome!

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Billy,

      Great advice and tips not just for teenagers but for anyone seeking employment.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Sue; these lessons were taught to me when I was fifteen and they are still true today.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Pam, I would say those are three great sons. These are lessons that are time-tested and have never failed me.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Excellent tips. In this economy, my grown children have difficulty finding jobs in our rural area. One was not enthused about a new job as a car washer and detailer, but had to take it for the summer. Like the adults who are also struggling to find work, teens to must bloom where they are planted. Very helpful.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Tammy, I love your example. We do what we have to do; there are few other choices. Thanks my night owl friend!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      good advise. I used to have career councilors come to talk to my youth groups' As I can remember, they talked about all your points.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mhatter, it just makes sense and always has. Thank you Sir!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I don't have to tell you these tips apply to anyone looking for a job, not a just a teenager. Unemployment has made some people complacent...until the checks stop!

      I think teenagers believe work is demeaning and they want to do as little as possible for as much money as they can get. Sometimes the old "kick in the butt" is the best way to get them started.

      I have a lot of people I'm sending this to, and some of them are well out of their teens.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Excellent tips for a job-seeker of any age. You rocked this hub Bill.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Mary, I agree with you completely. I'm not sure what has happened to the work ethic in this country. When did we start looking for the easy way out? When did hard work become passe? I'm going to keep doing what I have been doing because it seems to work. Thank you my friend.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Linda! I appreciate those words coming from you, someone I respect.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Great tips Bill! Yes, one must be presentable enough to show on a interview, and with resume at hand.. Neat hub!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Thank you Spy; it's always nice to hear from you.

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Brilliant Advice, Bill.

      I particularly like the point on looking presentable. Teens (boys) have a culture/habit of wearing their trousers so low in UK and US.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lady E. it is a disgusting habit, that pants thing, and there is no way I would hire anyone who dressed like that. Thank you for stopping by and for the share.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      This hub comes at a most oppotune moment, Bill. My 20 year old son got fired from his job 2 months ago (2 days after he'd bought a car and actually has the loan in his name!). He does exactly what you advise against: he applies online only after getting out of bed at 2 in the afternoon!

      Having been an employment counselor when I was his age, I know the steps to take to make yourself shine when there are a multitude of applicants with the same qualifications. You have to sell yourself. You have to stand out. This is done by personal contact, taking a business card when you leave the prospective employer, making a follow up thank you call or sending a thank you email. Make an effort! This simple task may just be the ticket to having the prospective employer choose you over the zillions of resumes with the same droll stats.

      And, yes, dress for success even if you're applying at a lawn maintenance company. Take the earrings out (this is for the males), take the damn earring out of your tongue (they're called EARRINGS for a reason!!) and cover your tattoos!

      Furthermore, show up 30 minutes after they open, (no boss wants to deal with an interview before he's had his coffee!) not at 3:00 in the afternoon! Speak intelligently. Yes, not yeah.

      Research the company before the interview or incorporate your newfound knowledge in your cover letter. Going the extra mile just may land you the job!

      Be prompt, courteous and ask questions! However, do not ask what the job pays. The employer wants to see you as a team player and an asset, not a liability. Tell them why you are the right candidate. This is where you sell your personal attributes; your skills are already listed on the resume/application.

      Use your "person" and shine!

      I'm sending this hub to my son. Maybe if he hears your advice from someone other than Mom, he won't see the advice as nagging!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha, you could have written this hub yourself. I am blown away by the kids I see out looking for work. Do they really think someone is going to hire them looking the way they look? My son is 27 and he still doesn't get it! Thank God he doesn't live with me so I don't have ulcers. LOL My dad is rolling over in his grave right now, totally disgusted that my son would make a half-assed effort to look for work.....oh my oh my!

      I refuse to think any of this is my fault; my son knows better...your son knows better...it's a new generation and the word "work" means very little to them. Sad but true.

      I hope you are well; when I don't hear from you I start thinking something is wrong. I hope you are enjoying that old home of yours. Better days straight ahead my dear friend.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Bill, you've not heard from me, nor anyone else for that matter, because I moved back home over the weekend. I've been cleaning the house and putting things back in order. It's apparent to me my son is not ready to be on his own. My beautiful house was a pigsty! This weekend I'm cleaning up the back yard, then it's balls to the walls for this little girl and her dreams! No one will get in the way this time!

      Yeah, I don't get it either. My son has seen "gumption" from me and his dad all his life. When his dad was diagnosed with bladder cancer and told not to lift anything over 10 pounds, he still walked up to the day labor place near where he lived and worked for $40/day because he had bills to pay. It led to his death, but he did whatever it took to be able to have his son every other weekend. I don't get it. I guess I've been too giving as a mom. I've not taught him to pull himself up by the bootstraps - I've done it for him. How does the mom of an only (boy) child let go?

      One other point I'd like to add to your hub is this: when given viable leads aka places that are actually hiring NOW, DO NOT PROCRASTINATE! What you put off today will be lost tomorrow!

      LOL, my friend. Hugs to you and Bev from me!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      LOL to you, too, Sha! Get crackin' on that work and don't stop until you have achieved those dreams you have waited so long for. I'm pullin' for you 1000%.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      You're my hugest (is that a word????) inspiration, Bill. I've attained followers lately who are accomplished writers. Talk about encouragement!! Wow!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha, you deserve to be followed by accomplished writers. I was just lucky enough to get onboard the Sha Train early on!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      You make my heart smile, Bill!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That's a good thing, right? Sha? Right? LOL

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Absolutely!!!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sha.....:)

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      These are really wonderful and useful tips for a teen to go out and get going with life...

      One must know that these are also the basic foundations of a good professional career... once we incorporate these "healthy professional habits" we make our grounds strong for landing up at good places and securing a better present and future

      Great hub Sir Bill

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Rahul, it is always a pleasure and honor to have you visit my site. I hope you are well; you have been missed and I appreciate you taking the time to visit.

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      RichusFridum 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      This was very helpful man thanks. That's first tip was the TRUTH!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Richus, I'm glad you found something helpful in here! Good luck if you are searching.

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      Craig 11 months ago from Dushore, pa

      Mr. Holland;

      Several years ago, after I had earned my Master's and had a decent job making $31,000 at age 29, I was fired.

      Yup - it sucked.

      So.....I moped.....for a month or two.

      Then....you know what? I took a job.....at a convenience store.

      If an $8.00 an hour job was good enough for met it's darn well good enough for a teenager.

      What do you suppose became of the person you mentioned who went from making above $75,000 to applying to fast-food restaurants?

      Please read my article on getting fired and let me know what you think!

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      Bill Holland 11 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Thanks for sharing that, cwritesnow....I will read your article shortly.

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      Craig 11 months ago from Dushore, pa

      Great.....what do you think of those who say that they are waiting for a job that would be a good fit so as not to be fired? Some turn down job offers for not being a good "fit."

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      Bill Holland 11 months ago from Olympia, WA

      What do I think of that strategy? LOL I think they're in for a long wait, and I also think, for many, that's simply an excuse they can use while they have some beers at the tavern with their unemployed friends....I'm only half-joking with that last point.

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      Craig 11 months ago from Dushore, pa

      You are right.

      It is often an excuse not to get a job. People get lazy. However; it's important to work in a field doing what you do well so, while one obtains employment (even if it's not what they want to do) while coming off of being unemployed, they should be considering what they are really good at and pursuing a job in that field.

      Nothing beats looking for a job when you already have one. Nothing stinks more than looking for a job when you don't.

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      Bill Holland 11 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Your last sentence has a ton of truth in it! Thanks for sharing.

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