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Ways to Find Employment – Part 1 – Job Search

NETWORKING – Ask everyone you know if they have heard of any job openings including members of any organizations that you belong to.

NEWSPAPER – Your local newspaper is an excellent source for jobs, especially on Sunday. If you are willing to travel into the nearest large city (if you live in a suburb), pick up a copy of that newspaper as well. Apply or call ASAP. Many companies are now taking applications online. Be wary of “work-at-home” schemes. If it sounds too good to be true…you already know this…it probably is.

INDEED.COM – I personally think that this is one of the best places to find employment. Register with Indeed; and you will receive a daily e-mail compiling the jobs in your area, including those in your local newspapers. You can specify how many miles from home you will travel.

BUREAU OF UNEMPLOYMENT – If you are collecting unemployment, you may be able to find a new job through their employment services.

STATE JOB SEARCH – Check with your local Bureau of Unemployment to see if there is a State-funded job search agency in your area.

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES – Steer clear of those that require an up-front fee. Don’t discount temporary positions as they can lead to permanent jobs. If you are looking for a clerical position, be prepared to at least be tested in typing.

TEMPORARY PLACEMENT SERVICES – Again, do not pay a fee for a position. Many temporary positions can lead to full-time jobs. Temporary positions can also pay the rent if you haven’t been able to find a permanent position.

COLLEGE WEBSITES – Many local community colleges have a jobs website.

PHONE – Call various companies in the area to see if they are taking applications.

DOOR-TO-DOOR – Look for signs advertising for Help Wanted. If you’re looking for a fast-food, casual or upscale restaurant position, stop in at every restaurant in the area. Dress the part.  Many manufacturing positions are advertised in front of the facility or on the industrial park sign.

Thank you for stopping by; and I hope this information was of help to you.

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