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How to Job Generally

There is lots of different things that you can do to find a job but to start yourself off you might want to consider these things.

General Notes

· Have a set time of day and duration that you will go over your options. Have this time for yourself to do what really needs to get done. You do not want to get overwhelmed with this huge task

· Have a notebook handy to make any notes that you may need to reference latter

· Determine when the most ideal date and the last date that you need to be working

o If you are not working by this date, will you need any financial help or job search help? Have someone in mind that you can go to and ask for help. Let this person know that you will be paying them back at your earliest convenience. Potentially provide them information with the amount and time that you are going to pay them back. Have full disclosure

· Have a daily plan or time per day to

o Work on your cover letter & resume

§ Don’t be afraid to keep adjusting and working on these to help gain meaningful employment

o Portfolio

o Apply to jobs

§ You want to be able to have a set number of jobs that you would like to apply to every day, week or month to make sure that you are doing what you can to get a job

o Continue to look for placement agencies, job fair, workshops and networking events to go to

Do your research

· Find out what is out there and what you want to be doing for work. Really define what it is that you want to be doing, and clearly know what you do not want to be doing as well. Just focus on what is out there that you want to be doing

· If there is any certification or education that you need for your most ideal position, are you willing to ‘foot the bill’ and put in the hard work to get it the certification?

· Go to placement agencies, local libraries, networking events, workshops, and employment services to help see what the job market is like

· Go on company websites and check out their career tab

o Some companies do not use 3rd party websites to post jobs

o Some companies exclusively use placement agencies to source new employees

· Some prompts to help find what you want may be:

o What type of position do I want?

o Which websites have I checked out?

o What networking events are coming up in my area?

o Is there a workshop I can attend in the next few days?

o How is my website and cover letter looking?

o Who can I be networking with today or in the next few days?

o Is there someone I know who I can do a mock interview with?

o Are there positions available out there that I want to be doing?

· Manufacturing, labour and factory positions

o There are many manufacturing, labour and factory positions in and around your area. You will want to be certain that you have a consistent way of getting to and from work as these types of positions have different hours. For example, some of the shifts could be morning, afternoon or night or have an early morning start. Many of them also require you to lift and/or carry any where from 5lbs to 15lbs worth of product.

· Product stocker and product marketer

o Many of these positions operate during the night or early morning. You will want to make sure that you have a consistent way of getting to and from work. Many of them also require you to lift and/or carry any where from 5lbs to 15lbs worth of product.

Ultimately everything is up to you but make sure you do, do your due diligence when finding a job.

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