The first thing you want to do is go to your local career office. They can help you with applications, resumes, training - the works. They are government sponsored, so you wont have to pay. This link will help you find one near you: https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/local-help.aspx
Also, you can talk to your pastor if you go to church. They might know of good jobs, or can help you get by while you don't have a job.
Around the world, governments are beginning to explore ways to safely re-open the economy. As a result, people are preparing to head back to work.
As we start to take steps towards bringing normalcy back to our lives post-Coronavirus, what is concerning YOU as you either A) enter back into the workforce or B) resume your job search?
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Don’t worry, before a job fair or interview it is 100% normal to feel a little anxious. Here are some tips to help you rock your next one!
Don’t forget to breathe An interview can be a high-pressure situation but it is important to take a breath and collect yourself when you are feeling nervous. When you are asked a question and you feel yourself blanking, it’s ok! Just take a breath and pause for a moment. To you, it will feel like a LONG time, but in actuality, it will be just a few seconds. Sometimes those few seconds are all you need to clear your head and refocus!
Prepare for outside forces Things like weather, traffic, and delays can cause our nerves to SKY rocket. Avoid them by leaving EARLY and planning your route. Know how long it should take you. If you’re driving get gas the night before, if you are taking the train or bus have your pass with you. Be sure to check the weather too to see if you need an umbrella or a heavier jacket so you are comfortable and stay dry when you arrive.
Pack the important things Don’t forget to bring a small notebook and pen to jot things down. You will want to review your notes when you get home so everything isn’t a blur! Also be sure to bring 40-50 copies of your resume as well as a business card if you do have them. It’s always best when you are prepared and ready to go so you aren’t stressed that you forgot something or scrambling at the last minute.
Present yourself in the best ways possible Think about how you would ideally want to present yourself as well as how you want your personality to come across to your interviewer. They are meeting you for the first time, so think about how you will come across. Practice answering questions in the mirror or record your responses and play them back. How do you sound? By prepping ahead of time and planning what you want to say, it will help build your confidence. Don't forget to smile, sit/stand up straight, listen, respond, and maintain good eye contact.
Remember to keep calm and [introduce yourself to the employer] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/6d46f61d-c53b-5ec5-9d7c-69cc61713f6a) with a firm handshake. Give them a good vibe! Don't forget, they are human JUST like you and have been in your shoes. They will not only understand, but they will expect you to be a bit nervous.
Check out some other great tips to help you [prepare here] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/29869635-4d8f-502f-b912-2211f8b674d8).
Wishing you the best during your job hunt! : )
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The reason that so many of you are confused about this is because the METAPHOR Pain has been created by the Employers, not Job Seekers. Stop using the word, forget about it! Job seekers, Please read the and concentrate on the JOB DUTIES portion of the Job Offering. Articulate your capability to command an important task NOW! This will have the acquisitions Department (HR), motivated to get you into an Interview ASAP, because you are the Person who is capable of performing the task.....when? Now!
So you rolled through the job fair like a pro, rocked your elevator pitch and left with a deck of business cards from various company reps. Now what?
The job fair was actually just the first step in a longer process.You’ve gotten their attention, now turn that awesome first impression into a consistent pattern of professional, proactive behavior.
So what are the steps?
Apply for the jobs you want. If you haven’t already, seek out the open positions you discussed with the company reps and apply to them online. The company rep you spoke to may have loved you for the position, but he or she may not be in charge of hiring for that position. So to make sure you’re fully considered, go through the typical channels as well.
Send a follow-up email. Thank the rep for their time and let them know that it was a pleasure to speak with them. Make sure you mention your full name, something memorable you may have discussed, and what jobs you’re interested in to refresh their memory. Attach your resumé so they have a digital copy as well.
Remain responsive. The worst thing you can do at this point is fall off the map. If a company rep gets back to you, make sure to respond to each message within 24 hours (tops). Be sure to maintain a professional and courteous tone with each message, consistency is key!
We at Jobcase can’t wait to see our members turn this job fair into the beginning of their next opportunity! So, stay at it and maintain a consistent level of contact with the reps you talked to. Who knows? This may be the start of your next big career move.
You should check out the Career Development Center at WCTC. They offer a wide variety of classes for job seekers and there is a class you can sign up in computer skills for a very minimal fee and then you can study everything from basic computer, typing, Windows to Word, Excel and Powerpoint. A hidden gem for job seekers!
Don't limit your job searching to the top sites like Monster or CareerBuilder etc., Check the smaller niche sites that focus on a particular geographic location or career field and you will find plenty of job listings.
Hopefully you've all noticed some of the exciting changes that have happened in our Community over the last few weeks! One of my favorite additions is the ability for the Jobcase Team to produce ARTICLES!
So far we've covered topics such as
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