(Closed) Job Search Motivation

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ellabee: I am looking for a job, and so is my bf.  My suggestion is to overhaul your resume, even if it looks good, make sure it looks great.  Then go for licenses, and certifications during your job search.  That way during an interview you can tell them how you used your time of searching for a job to better yourself, and do such and such.  They’ll see how motivated you are for the job. 

For alot of jobs they’ll hire the person that has the basic qualifications, and one perk.  Such as, for a customer service job, if you have great customer service experience, plus knowing how to speak Spanish to help all the customers (even though it’s not on their list of requirements or preferences), they’re more likely to hire.

It’s a tough place for people needing jobs out their, good luck^^

Post # 5
3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It took me a couple months to find a job last time as well!

My biggest advice among revamping/building your resume is to look for jobs beyond the typical job wanted ads. Meaning don’t just rely on Monster.com, Classified sections of your local paper and the like.

Google companies in your field in your region, go on their website and see if they are hiring. Some companies did it that way rather than put a wanted ad out. If there’s no ad, email their human resource person directly and ask if they are hiring. Even if they aren’t right this moment at least you can send your resume for when they are hiring. Who knows it can be 2 months in the future and if you’re still looking your resume is already in!

Enlist the help of friends and family. Referrals works wonders even if a company is not hiring. There has been countless new employees at my firm by way of referral and we never put an ad out. Sometimes companies choose to hire from within, so to speak.

Post # 6
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ellabee: Your welcome, I hope you find what youre looking for.

Also, do volunteer work and put that on your resume.  Employers love seeing volunteer work, they see it as you’ll go that extra mile to get the job done cause you care about it.

I’ve been looking for over a year, but only the past month or so has there been jobs I’ve really wanted (I can’t stand working in food industry, I’m just not good at it) and I’ve just overhauled my resume and signed up for college courses.

Post # 7
2385 posts
Buzzing bee

I have a job, but i just wanted to offer my support. You can do it!!

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