Recap the First 21 Days of January

This month I have been giving hints on how to get jobs. Today I just like to go over some of the things I have mentioned. Tomorrow we’ll start talking about what you hear on the news, whether to listen to it or not and how to place yourself in the best position to find work this year.

Make sure your resume and cover letter are always up-to-date, and tailor them for each job you are applying for.

Before applying, research the company and its job description to ensure you are a good fit.

When looking for a job, reach out to everyone you know. Jobs are often gained because people you know may know someone who’s hiring.

Be persistent. You deserve a job. Don’t give up on yourself until you have the job.

I do not know if you were a scout; however, your new goal is to be prepared. Practice interview questions and think of short stories that demonstrate your skills and experiences. Follow up by contacting hiring managers and directors 2 weeks after sending a job application to see if there is an interest or need. Do not make yourself a pest

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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