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Searching For A Job

Strategies to consider in seeking employment

  • Use your personal contacts to find out about possible job opportunities. Personal contacts could be friends, family, former co-workers or employers, members of your religious organization, local community members such as doctors, physical therapists, counselors, members of professional organizations or social clubs, etc.
  • Contact employers directly when looking for job opportunities. You may need to visit or telephone many places of employment about present or future job openings.
  • College, university, or vocational-technical school placement offices offer job placement and career development services.
  • The public library may be able to provide employment information.
  • Classified ads found in the newspaper, local bulletin boards or professional magazines may be useful.
  • Advocacy and support groups may provide employment assistance. Go to Organizations and Programs.
  • Public and private employment agencies can circulate resumes and match appropriate job candidates. Go to Job Banks.
  • Job banks provide computerized listings of jobs that you can be matched up with nationwide. Use the Internet to find employment opportunities. Local libraries usually have computers to access the Internet.
  • Volunteer activities can sometimes lead to paid employment and can provide good work experience to include on a resume.

These strategies may assist you in finding a job. However, these suggestions are not all inclusive. Following is a list of specific resources which may be helpful in seeking job leads, placement, training, or assistance in the employment finding process such as resume writing and interviewing techniques.

Temporary staffing agencies may be helpful in finding employment opportunities. Temporary staffing agencies work with all job seekers. Temporary jobs help job seekers build a work history, experience different types of jobs, and increase their employment marketability and earning potential through enhancement of skills.

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