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This article will give you tips and advice on how to search for and find a job.
LOCAL EMPLOYMENT OFFICE - Check your local employment office for current job listings. The information and listings change frequently but are kept up to date and the employees working there will be able to assist you in your search. Most employment offices now have online website that you can use right from your home to check the listings which will make things easier as well.
WATCH THE NEWS - Check your local news for any companies that may be expanding or new businesses coming to the area. These companies will often hold job fairs to look for employees and they often publicise these job fairs on the local news. Attending a job fair can be a great way to find a new job.
NEWSPAPER - Maintain a constant check of the job listings in the local and surrounding area newspapers for employment opportunities. The listings will change regularly so it is very important to check them frequently.
TEMPORARY AGENCIES - Check with the temporary employment agencies in your area for job listings. Employers will often list jobs with a temporary agency. Some of these jobs may only be temporary but if you do a good job for the employer, it could lead to full time employment after a trial period. Either way, you can use the job and income to get by and keep your bills paid until you do find a full time job.
HELP WANTED - You should also keep your eyes open for any help wanted signs that you see while you are out shopping or running errands. A lot of employers place help wanted signs in the windows of their business when they need help and this can be an easy way to find a new job.
CRAIGSLIST - Check Craigslist.com for job opportunities. It's a classifieds site which is free to use for employers to list and advertise their jobs as well as people to browse and search for jobs. This can be an added resource to use when checking the local listings in your area.
DO NOT PROCRASTINATE - When you do see a listing for a job that suits your needs or abilities, do not procrastinate. Don't put off job interviews or arrive late. You may find that the job that was perfect for you was given to someone else. Show employers that you are motivated and eager to find a job and get to work.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS - Wear appropriate clothing when going on job searches or to job interviews. This doesn't necessarily mean that you have to wear a suit and tie but employers aren't looking to hire people that are wearing dirty clothes or pants with holes in them. Be properly groomed and dressed neatly when applying for jobs and it will greatly improve your chances of being hired.
BE PREPARED - When you go to a job interview, have a current and up to date resume and be prepared to answer any questions that the employer may have as well as explain what skills you have and why you are the right person for the job.
STAY ACTIVE AND FOCUSED - Sometimes finding a job can be a long and extended process and it is important to stay active while you are unemployed. Making a consistent effort to get out of the house and actively search for a job will make things a lot easier when you have to make the transition back into the work force.