LOOKING FOR AND GETTING THE JOB
Looking for a job is a job in itself! We understand, you just want to get hired. Yes, my friend, it is work. It takes work to look for work, and a little money. Once you have your foot in the door, you are on your way to survive, thrive, and yes, earning that paycheck. Let's get real. Getting an interview, vs. getting hired are two very different things my friend. Click here to review dressing for the interview.
Before we move on, here is a fun and VERY realistic view about an office workplace. Enjoy! (running time 2 minutes, 22 seconds)
JOB RESOURCES AND RESUMES
Job Resources are everywhere, getting hired is another story. Depending on what you are looking for, some jobs are listed in/at very specific areas. Nowadays most jobs are listed on the internet, but not all.
Let’s get to the point here. Resumes are subjective. It is best to include your technical skills at the top of your resume, even though you are applying for non-technical positions. Why? Because you may be considered for a higher paying position utilizing those skills. Yes, you want that. Unless you are planning on doing your job for free. Nope, didn't think so.
After creating your resume, check for typos and grammar, and list your resume on as many job sites as possible.
Best Job Hunting Websites
If you are not sure on which job sites are out there, you can use an internet search tool such as Google, Bing or that other thing, by entering a job title or the words “job sites”. Websites and companies with that position title will be listed. You can also go directly to a company’s website to look for positions (under “jobs” “careers”, etc.).
Here are a few job sites to get you started:
Click here to look for a job -> Monster - Monster has multiple job listings and you can post your resume for FREE! - One of ACE's favorite four letter words!
2. Indeed - Enter your job search below to get started! Another great resource for posting your resume for FREE, with lots of opportunity.
Best Resume Tips
- A bulleted resume, starting with an action (Managed, Lead, Wrote, etc.)
- List technical skills towards top, under your objective
- List education after experience - if you have no experience, list any job you had, including babysitting, raking leaves, etc. - There is value there my friend
- Provide percentages/numbers (Example: Saved company 20% in expenses)
- If possible, keep resume to one single page
- Find and use appropriate technology