Part-Time Work – Finding a Job

Cash is a useful thing to have around, it permits you to purchase an abundance of helpful assets, such as nourishment and water. Accordingly, it is most likely accommodating for you to have a method for profiting with the goal that you don’t starve to death whilst you study.

This is the place part-time work comes in. You can work around your studies so you can eat, drink, and stare at reddit. Tragically, employment is somewhat more difficult to get than it once was. That is the reason I will demonstrate to you proper methodologies to get yourself work.

School/University

Numerous schools or colleges will run occasions, for example, job fairs which can be an astounding spot to get yourself out there and address employers in person and find what occupations may be a good fit for you.

Besides, a few schools or colleges may offer a Job Shop service that may list positions for nearby employers why should looking contract students. Certainly do some searching if you’re at school or college as there can be a plenty of choices accessible to you. A few colleges or universities may even be hoping to employ students themselves, to work in stores or bars on college grounds. Simply do some searching and see what alternatives you can uncover.

The Internet

If only there were some magical repertoire of knowledge that you can search to find whatever you need.

Hold up, there is! Moreover, you’re on it at this moment.

The web is an incredible spot to look for part-time work. There are whole sites committed to employment postings. Monster, Reed, and Indeed are a couple of these.

These locales permit you to hunt down occupation postings in your general vicinity. Be that as it may, work postings for low maintenance work at significant retail anchors are unrealistic to be recorded here. I have, in any case, had fortunes discovering work postings made by neighbourhood high-street retailers that were searching for part-time workers.

Bigger chains will probably list their openings on their own site. Look out for nearby large chains that you may be okay with working for and check their sites. These are frequently your most solid option for finding an occupation that’ll fit nicely around your studies in the case that you’re a student since expansive retail chains commonly enlist students and comprehend the requirement for adaptable hours.

This methodology has a tendency to depend upon sheer luck however; in the event that you send in enough applications, in the long run one of them will give you a job. You likely won’t wind up working at your first decision.

Newspaper

Despite the fact that it’s somewhat antiquated, nearby little organizations now and again get a kick out of the chance to list their openings in the daily paper. This methodology is unrealistic to turn up anything marvellous, however it’s justified of a gander at any rate.

Go outside

Again with another antiquated methodology, however this one will is a little more likely to work. Go to your local high-street and hand a CV into any store that you may be keen on working at. Loads of little organizations will be awed by your drive and commitment.

I would exhort that you don’t try endeavouring this methodology on bigger chains as they’re liable to simply direct you to their site. Notwithstanding, you may get fortunate and discover a chain store that is effectively hoping to contract low maintenance representatives internally, however these stores will regularly list their openings on a sheet of paper and stick it on the window.

Contacts

It’s said that everybody is connected by six or less connections. In that capacity, it’s likely worth asking your loved ones in the event that they happen to know any individual who may hire you. Associations are regularly your most logical option for finding work as managers are slanted to procure the individual they know as opposed to the individual they don’t.

A suggestion from somebody who knows you personally can go far as well, so if any of your mates have a job, request that they inquire as to whether they’re hoping to procure new employees.

These techniques utilized together may help you to discover the employment you need. Be that as it may, the likelihood based nature of these strategies may imply that a ton of the occupations that hit you up are not as much as perfect. I might want to advise you that you are under no commitment to work for the first individual who gets back to you. Ensure you pick the best employment you can.

The Secrets to Finding an Executive Position While Still Employed

Think Outside the “Networking” Box

There are so many different ways to network today. Nowadays, you don’t have to post your executive resume bio online to get a job. The hidden job market is the best way to go about conducting a secret job search. By networking at professional events or through LinkedIn, you can find out about jobs you didn’t even know were available. Even volunteering or being involved in your community can lead to new opportunities, so being active can move your job search forward as well.

Be Careful When Using LinkedIn

You obviously want to use LinkedIn when searching for a new job. However, updating your setting first is crucial. If you don’t have your LinkedIn settings updated appropriately, your connections may be able to see every change you make. Chances are your co-workers, or even your bosses, may be included in your LinkedIn network. You definitely don’t want them to see your update, your resume, or profile to indicate you’re looking for a new job. When you’re working on your LinkedIn profile development, alter your settings to ensure the wrong people don’t see any changes you’ve made.

Strictly Confidential

It’s important that you keep things under wraps, so to speak, until you are ready to make the move. So you need to keep things confidential. As mentioned, the best executive resume writers know how to effectively make a resume confidential. By using the term “confidential applicant” instead of using your name, you’ll avoid showing up on your current employer’s search for a new candidate. Also, not using your company’s name anywhere on the resume is important. These are just a couple ways you can make your resume private, and a potential employer will understand why you’re doing it.

Don’t Use Company Time

This seems like a no-brainer but needs to be said. Job searches should not be done on company time. If your current boss finds out, there’s a chance you could be fired. And if your potential employer finds out you’re conducting your search on company time, they may think you’ll do the same to them and not offer you a job. Do yourself a favor and only send out your executive resume bio when you’re not on company time.

Professional Resume Services is here to help you conduct a confidential executive job search. We have the best executive resume writers to help you in this area, so you can feel confident sending in your resume to potential employers. Feel free to reach out to us at any time if you need other secrets to pulling off a confidential job search.

Job Search Techniques – Using a Systematic Approach to Finding a Job in 90 Days

Job hunting is a challenging task even in the best of times. It becomes even more challenging when the economy is in a slump and there are fewer jobs available with more people competing for them. This requires the job hunter to become more creative and use all the tools and resources available to them in order to be more efficient and effective.

One way to increase your chances of finding a position is to take a systematic approach to looking for a job. What do I mean by a system? Well what I’m talking about is using the same techniques that professional salespeople use to sell their products. If you think about it, you are a product and the end result of your activities should be getting a contract with an employer. If you accept this premise, implementing a process to accomplish this will make it very easy. I believe I can provide you with a step-by-step process that will enable you to get a job in about 90 days. The secret is to commit to this and to adhere to the plan which incorporates a rigid schedule, specific activities and a commitment to follow through. These are the same components critical to success with any other objective you’re attempting to achieve.

I’m confident this system will work for you because it worked for my daughter Danielle who graduated college earlier this year. She was able to find her dream job within 45 days of implementing the techniques discussed in this article.

I’m a professional sales manager. By “professional” sales manager, I mean that I treat sales as a profession, not just a job. It truly is a profession which you have to train for and continually update your skills and tools if you want to be successful.

It occurred to me that finding a job is a lot like what my sales team does every day trying to sell our company’s products and services.

· You have to send out a lot of information such as product literature, specification sheets and informational flyers to try to get a prospects attention. In the case of the job hunter it’s resume’s and cover letters

· You need to follow up with phone calls, notes, emails and other forms of communication to open up a dialog with your prospective customers (employers.)

· You are trying to make them aware of the need for your products (skills and experiences)

· You need to differentiate yourself from your competitors (other job applicants)

· You need to convince them that your sales claims are true (the ability to do the job)

· It can be a numbers game: 100 letters and phone calls gets you 10 conversations gets you 3 interviews, gets you one job (maybe)

· Success comes from 3 things: Hard Work, Timing, and Luck, with Hard Work being the most important.

So, since we were both trying to sell something, I recommend that you go to “work” and your new job is finding a job. I believe that if you do the work and follow the plan I outline below, you can close the sale (i.e., find a job.)

The general plan is:

Commit to “working” 8 hours a day. This consists of;

· Working at a “temporary” job in order to pay your living expenses

· Volunteering or some other activity which helps you get to know a profession, industry or specific employer which you might be interested in.

· Using the “Selling Yourself Into a Job” system to find permanent employment.

Your day starts at 8:00 and ends at 5:00, 5 days a week, unless the temporary job or volunteer position requires time during evenings or on weekends. The objective is to put in a 40 hour week which includes all three of these activities.

You should try to max out the time you spend at the temporary job and volunteering. One gives you money and the other provides you with experience and exposure to potential employers.

When you’re not working or volunteering, you need to be doing the same things a sales force does every day:

· Researching potential employers (we look for customers)

· Visiting Job Search sites looking for tips and tricks (become a professional job seeker by educating yourself, just like you would for any other profession)

· Improving your resume’ or customizing it for a specific job opportunity (we create marketing materials)

· Sending out resume’s (we send out letters & brochures informing people about our business offerings)

· Applying on company web sites (we respond to bid requests)

· Making follow-up calls (we do this…ALOT!)

· Going on interviews (we have customer or prospect meetings)

Here is where you may need additional help:

· Finding information on companies and the contacts at the companies you want to apply to, using tools like Linkedin, Jigsaw, etc…

· Reviewing and editing your resume’, cover letters, etc…

· Providing guidance on interview techniques and business conversations.

· Keeping on track with your activities, focus, and results.

· Finding tips to help you manage your time and be more effective (i.e., blind copying yourself on every email you send out so you can reuse it and not have to create everything from scratch.)

· Preparing interview plans and strategies (company research, timing the commute, a list of questions for the interview, etc…)

· Debriefing after each interview to see how you can improve on them

The resources you need to assist with these items are readily available and will be discussed in future articles.

The plan you develop has to have a specific goal, a set of objectives and an activity schedule.

The goal is to find you a job in 90 days (accept the fact that it might take this long)

The objective is to get at least one interview a week after the first 3 weeks.

The daily activity plan was as follows:

· Research and collect information on 10 target employers

· Send out 10 resume’s

· Apply on-line to 10 prospective employers

· Make 10 follow up calls

Don’t worry if this sounds overwhelming right now. Once you begin working on this and have the research tools, a library of resume’s and cover letters and a workflow set up this will be easy. This methodology is classic Sales 101 and has been proven time and time again. It may take some time, but it will be successful.

During that first week all you need to do is to locate 10 target employers within the local area. You’ll need to find out their contact information, try to determine who you should be communicating with and do some research on their website. By the end of the week you’ll have a list of 50 companies. However you may not have all the contact information you need to apply for a position. This is not a problem. As a professional salesperson, I’ve developed a portfolio of tools that I use to identify specific contacts within an organization. I will share these with you in future articles.

On Monday of the following week begin to send out 10 resumes and apply to 10 companies online each day. You also need to research another 10 companies and add them to your list. By the third day you will have sent out 30 applications and applied online to 30 companies. You then need to begin calling the companies that you applied to two days earlier. I have put together a series of telephone scripts for you so that you’ll know what you are going to say when you get somebody on the phone.

The process needs to be repeated daily. Initially there may be little or no response from the companies you’ve contacted. However, during week 3 you should started hearing back from the prospects. Often it will be a polite email, call or letter explaining that there currently were no positions available but they’ll keep your information on file. Sometimes the employer will ask for additional information about your background, skills or experience. On a couple of occasions they may have you come in for a “group interview,” at which there may be as many as 30 applicants were in attendance. Don’t be discouraged by this. It’s part of the process.

Soon you’ll begin getting invitations for interviews. This should be encouraging, even though several of the opportunities may be for positions you’re not interested in for a variety of reasons, including location, the industry, company or specific position. However you should go on every interview to either genuinely apply for the position or to practice and refine your interview skills.

By week 5 it should become apparent that the program is beginning to pay off. By this time you’ll have contacted over 150 companies, followed up with most of them and begin getting call backs and interview requests on a regular basis. I believe that this is a result of what I called the “cow patty” theory. By putting enough information about yourself out into the local business community, people will start to “step” in the patties and will begin to respond.

I believe you will be successful at reaching your goal of finding a job using the Selling Yourself Into a Job” system for the following reasons:

· The structure of the process provides a framework within which the job search could be executed in a regular and systematic way.

· There were specific goals, objectives and processes which drive the process and will keep you focused.

· Specific activities were required every day which keep you accountable.

· A structured, repeatable process made the tasks easier the more they are done. This reduces the time required to do the tasks which should encourage you to complete them.

· Getting results in only a few weeks will motivate you to continue to execute the plan.

· You will become more comfortable and confident when you do things that you’ve done before and are familiar with. There will be a noticeable change in your communication skills and confidence level several weeks into the process.

· The resources I’ve located and which can be used during the process will help keep you focused and will provide good advice and tips on creating resume’s, writing cover letters, developing phone scripts and improving your interview behaviors

I firmly believe that if this process can work for anybody. The key elements are;

· The process needs to be treated like a job. Your job is to find a job.

· There’s a definitive process. You wake up every morning knowing exactly what you need be doing in terms of your job hunting process.

· Locate additional resources which will help you in this process. Web sites, on-line resources, tips and tricks related to your job search.

· The more you do the process, the more repetitive it is, the easier it’s going to be, and the better you’re going to become at it.

I hope you’ve found this information helpful in your job search process. I will publish additional articles about the specifics of this system. The information I’ll provide will include:

· Resume’ and Cover Letter Tips

· Resources for Reaching Prospective Employers

· Where to find Information on Job Hunting Tips and Tricks

· Telephone Scripts you can use to get through “Gate Keepers” and increase your level of Confidence when calling a Prospective Employer

· How to Prepare for an Interview

· Follow-up Techniques

If you have specific questions or would like to discuss my Selling Yourself Into a Job” system in more detail, please feel free to contact me at the following email address:

[email protected]

Thank you for taking the time to read this article.

Bill Swansen