- 7 years ago
Hey guys —
I used to work in a very profitable field and then it went belly up I’ve been going thru temp jobs and miserable work (never ever steady) for the last 4 years and I finally recieved a “your hired” call today! I’m so excited. I’ve been so stressed with the upcoming wedding and Fiance being the only one working so we were struggling. I do have some tips for those looking..
1. NEVER stop looking in your field. Even when I looked in another I found myself not recieving phone calls. Even if you are looking in food service most of the time they won’t hire someone without expirience in that field regardless of your education.
2. REFERENCES! I’m pretty sure I got about a 75% boost from giving them my previous boss/co-workers number. She texted me when they called her and they told me she only spoke good things about me. Having an old coworker or boss speak up for you really helps.
3. Cover Letter. I redid my resume a couple of weeks ago because I wasn’t getting calls maybe 1 out of 20 applications sent and it never turned into anything. I googled cover letters found one and tweaked it for my field. I’m pretty sure that gave me a big boost as well.
4. Stop bitting your nails if you don’t get called back! I have been destroying my nails lol I had another interview yesterday (not the job I got) and the man told me he got 200 resumes. Sometimes no matter how hard you try or how many you send you never get a call because the Job Market is so saturated with people who need one :/
Good Luck everyone! Don’t give up 🙂