While the job market may be tight, and getting that perfect job custom-designed for you might be out of reach for a bit, it doesn’t mean that you should just give up hope. My brother was unemployed for 4+ months before finding another gig — and while it’s not exactly what he wanted, it is a well-paying job in his field so he couldn’t be happier about it. I have been self-employed for almost 4 years now, and thus have not had to look for a job in a long time, but I came across an article on CNN Money that I thought had some great tips I could share with those of you looking for a new job. Here are the general tips from the article on how to find a job online, but click over to it if any of it looks like it could be helpful to you:
- Pinpoint the jobs you might want.
- Take your cue from the job descriptions.
- Rewrite your resume for each opening.
- Create a heading on each resume that says “Interest Areas.”
- Then — and only then — apply for the jobs that interest you.
- Keep customizing your resume, and updating your online profiles.
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While using some of their tips can surely help you land your next job, for me the biggest key would be to be patient. It is going to take some time if you want to work somewhere other than your local McDonald’s. So put in the time and effort for your search and it will pay off – eventually. Have patience!