Going job hunting...

@saizo6 (2211)
United States
April 27, 2010 11:41pm CST
I knew this was going to happen sooner or later but it's really tough finding a job these days. The place I'm currently working at got sold off and things were finally finalized this month. So, I'm going to be out of a job by the end of the month which is a real bummer. Luckily, I have my part time job to back me up but that's not going to hold for long. Things are going to be really hectic for me starting tomorrow. Does anyone have any advice on how I should go about it? I know a lot of people have probably been in this situation so anything helps.
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
29 Apr 10
My work is hiring all the time. I work in the health care profession. There's never a shortage when it comes to this job. It's not the best duties to perform but it pays the bills that's forsure. I'm not sure if you have a vehicle or not but commuting a bit further might be an option. Also I would just start applying everywhere for now if I were in your situation. Even pumping gas or washing dishes. If you know anyone who can get you a job is a good way to go about it as well. Good luck with your job hunting Have a good night
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Same here. The health care field is always looking for people. Too bad I have no experience in that area. I would commute if I had too but that is unlikely to happen because I practically live in the middle of nowhere. The next big city is more than a two hour drive from where I live. But I'm not being too picky at the moment. I'd take whatever job that hires me at the moment.
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@nixxi76 (3192)
• Canada
29 Apr 10
Another thing I forgot to mention about my work is that they hire people who have no experience too. You won't have as much as the wage as people with certificates but still it's good money and I don't hear of people complaining with it. It's never a good thing to tell anyone your wage either at my work because there's people that have been employed there for ten years and they don't make as much as a new comer if they are certified.
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
29 Apr 10
I have been in that situation for several times.:-) Here's what I can share with you. Know your marketable skills and look for a job that needs them. Don't put everything in your resume. Filter only facts that are to your skill's advantage for too much information might confused your prospective employer. Present a good resume, its content must be clear and precise. Don't forget to be creative, too. You can use specialty papers to create an impression. However, select the shade that looks professional and not too punky. Don't use dark colored ones, though. Your letter of intent must also be brief. Don't discuss everything about yourself in it. Remember that it is just a teaser. Leave something for the employer to discover more about you and your skills. Be lively while being interviewed, always smile and keep calm even if your knees are trembling out of nervousness. :-) GOODLUCK. GOD BLESS YOU.:-)
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Thanks for the tip. The thing about the paper choice is really interesting. I might have to give it a try. It'll present a unique resume if nothing else.
• China
29 Apr 10
Definitely,this is a hard time to survive,that you must find a new job and start a new life. Now I work for a small company in a small city.More time I stay here,more disappointment i have.I don't like the job and the environment very much,and I am aways ready to leave and find a new job in another city.That's really hard for me.But I always think I can manage it.So do you.Keep your confidence,and you will go well.
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
29 Apr 10
Thanks for the encouraging words. And it is really tough trying to find a job around here since the place isn't all that big. If worst comes to worst I'm probably going to have to move to a bigger city to try my luck there.
• Philippines
28 Apr 10
Well in this very competative world i think u have the attitude and make sure that you are suited on the job that you are applying for.Discard all the negative thoughts that are not suppotive to your job search. Listen to advice and guidance that will help make progress in your job search and not the unhelpful talk that will paralyze you with your fear. Just be yourself.
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Thanks for the advice jeffdepositar. I'm not going to let any failures bring me down and I won't give up (can't afford to).
• Philippines
28 Apr 10
Awww. Well, I really do hope that you can find a job real soon. I hate job hunting, cause it really tires you down, and it's just frustrating when you go through all the interviews and get cut at the end of the process. What I did was that I surf the net, pass my resumes and I just wait for them to call, I don't walk around the city passing resumes, cause it's really hot outside, and I can't bear to much heat cause I sweat a lot. hehehe. Anyway, good luck on your job hunting, and hopefully you'll find that perfect job soon.
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Thanks Ingkingderders, I'll be sure to pass around my resume online. It does sound more appealing than driving around town all day. And it is really discouraging whenever you get shot down.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
28 Apr 10
Don't be afraid to apply for jobs. Get out there and apply. Be confident and truthful in interviews. Make your interviewer feel that you're the perfect person for the job! then for the meantime, try using odesk for part times
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
28 Apr 10
That was my plan too. I don't really care what type of job it is at this point. But I'll be sure to check out this odesk you mentioned.
• Philippines
28 Apr 10
Do you think a starting a business will help you? I'm working to save money and start my own business. I don't really want to have a boss. I also doing making some money online which adds to my savings. This might be a bit off topic but just want to share my opinions about jobs
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Starting a business is an interesting idea but I haven't the faintest idea on how to go about it. I don't even have a clue on the type of business I'd like to start. But the thought of being my own boss is appealing.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Apr 10
oh poor saizo6 welcome to the laid off group. My son is also laid off, has been out of work for a year, but he is fifty which may make it a bit harder for him yet he also has years of experience as a computer programmer so we will see. part time job for now, maybe a second part time job, I know the fields of electronic repair and computer programming are now starting to open up here in Ca if you have any experience in either field maybe in your area it might be worth looking into too. Have you any friends that can network with you as that's how my son got several good jobs over the years, one friend tells another who passes it on where the jobs are and even sticks up for the person as a sort of character support.Here is hoping both you and my son get a job really soon. good luck God bless. happy mylotting.
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Thanks Hatley, it's a bit late now but I plan on asking around tomorrow. And yes, connections are really handy. That's how I got a few of my jobs in the past. I don't know about the computer field in my area but I do know that the medical and teaching field is in high demand around here. I've been making plans to go back to school to get a Medical Assistant certificate and now I can do that since I'm going to have a lot of free time on my hands.
@pierrella (1088)
• Philippines
28 Apr 10
I'm a fresh graduate. At first, I thought it was difficult. But I realized that as long as I'm going for a job in line with my interests, it would not be so difficult. I got in the first job that I applied to. I guess the best thing to do is know the company that you want. Visit their website and look for career opportunities in there.
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
28 Apr 10
Thanks for the tip. I'm actually doing that at the moment. You must have been really lucky to get a job with you interest right off the bat.