It’s a new year and a new you! Now that the holidays are behind us, tis the season for new beginnings. If your goal is to gain employment, then start devoting each and every day to finding a job. Like the saying goes, ”It’s a full time job looking for a job.” Here are a few tips to get you started and keep you motivated:
- Start each day as if you are getting up for work. The last thing you want to do is find yourself sleeping in and missing half of the day. Keep your mind and body trained and accustomed to the early mornings.
- Once you are dressed, start your online job search. Jump on the job boards and begin your searches. Make sure you are hitting the top boards such as Indeed.com, Monster.com, Careerbuilder.com and Linkedin.com. Once you have cyber-searched, make sure you go back to the basics with the newspaper. The newspaper is a wealth of knowledge with current job openings. Typically, Saturday and Sunday papers have the most job openings ads.
- Network! Let everyone you know at church, social groups and social media that you are looking. Carry resumes in your car just in case you run into someone who might be able to help you. Still in today’s time, who you know definitely helps you land that job!
I know the job market is still tough, but be proactive. Accomplish what you can control and do not give up! If you are interested in networking and meeting potential employers in your area who are hiring… Come to LFCC on next Tuesday on January 14th for a Veterans Hiring Event and Conference. (Non veterans are welcome)! This could be your opportunity to find a great job for the New Year!