So, You Want a New Job Eh?

by Shenron on August 28, 2009

Here at EverydayCareer we try to give you insight into what different jobs entail and how you can better yourself at them. We also try to give you a step by step approach on how to pursue almost any career imaginable, but what if that still doesn’t help you? If you’re like many people in the working field, you probably dislike your current job and are looking for a way out. I wouldn’t recommend jumping ship in this current economic climate but if you just can’t take it anymore, there are still plenty of jobs available for those looking for something new. So, today we’re going to take a look at some of the resources available to go and get yourself a new job.

New Job Eh So, You Want a New Job Eh?

  • Pick up Resumes: Depending on the type of job you’re coming from and what you’re willing to settle for, you may be able to drive around town and look for places that are hiring. I’m sure you’ve seen the marquees outside of various banks and grocery stores with things like “Now Hiring, Inquire Inside.” Take them up on the offer and head on in. Some people are hesitant to just pick up a job application sitting on the counter. Don’t be. Grab it and fill it out with your best information.
  • Online Resume: Posting your resume online is a great way to get exposure. Sites like monster.com are still going strong and great paying employers look online for clients all the time. It may seem like an impersonal way to get a job, but if you’ve taken the time to put your information in as many places as possible, you’re going to get more in return.

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  • Tidy Up: I don’t mean that you should run around your house frantically and pick up all of the dirty laundry that’s strewn about. No, I mean for you to tidy up your online personality. These days potential employers are always checking up on their employees to make sure they’re in good working order. While that picture of you having a blast at your friend’s birthday party probably gets a few laughs every time you see it, it’s not professional and if it’s tied to your name somewhere online and you can find it, so can they. Take the time to build a respectable online personality.
  • Negotiate: If you’re new to playing the field this may be kind of difficult for you to do. But, if you manage to pull a few interviews down into your schedule then you should be able to start asking them for things you want. Just because you’re desperate for a new job doesn’t mean that you should take the first thing that comes along. Employers can often low-ball their salary offers just to take a chance. See if you can ‘up the ante’ by asking for things instead of being told what you’re going to get. Don’t go overboard with it but if done right it will show confidence and even more potential.

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