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Career Guide – Employment

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Many people take time to think about and reflect upon their career when looking for a new job. In recent years, the process of finding employment has become increasingly automated. We now provide links to a long list of online career and job services. Here’s how to get started.

  1. Learn about the available online services and also try to discover services in your area.
  2. Pick a few services that you want to use.
  3. Polish up your resume and use the guidelines suggested by the service provider(s) you’ve selected.
  4. Begin to regularly use the services you have decided to work with. This will involve an ongoing process of contacting employers and sending out resumes.
  5. Continue this process. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t find something right away. Some employers advertise jobs that don’t exist just to collect resumes. Other job listings are for jobs for which someone is already lined up to take the position, but for legal/political reasons the business/organization advertises the position anyway. If you are patient and persistent, the search will pay off.

Don’t Wait. Some people remain unemployed for months or years of instability while they dream of finding the ‘perfect’ job like someone hoping to win the lottery. Most people are better off finding some form of employment just to keep busy, motivated, and have an income. You can send out resumes on weekends and evenings. Or, find a job that offers odd-hours such as 2nd shift work, evening work, or weekend work. This way you can still have a solid income and have time during the week for job searching and interviews.

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