Another morning of job hunting lies ahead of you. You pour a cup of coffee and open paper to employment section. With a mixture of anticipation and desperation you pick up a stub of pencil and prepare to target and identify some possible job opportunities.
There are less ads to circle this morning and despite promising words and vague descriptions you have begun to believe that none of these potential employers will seriously consider you. Perhaps they have family or friends or maybe you'll hear once again "I'm afraid you're overqualified for this position".
After making a few phone calls you try to get into a positive frame of mind. You head out door, a folder of resumes in one hand and a list of addresses at next. You will drop off a few resumes and have plans for an interview this afternoon.
Maybe today will be different...
Are you or a friend looking for work? Have you heard of acquaintances laid off from long-term employment only to find four or five months later that they are still unable to find a job?
If you think only way to find a job is to have connections, you may be partly right. With such a demand for employment many jobs never make it to paper. How can you compete?
"Leave no stone unturned". Tell friends, family and acquaintances of your job search. These people can give you an 'IN' to their businesses when positions come available.
They may also hear of someone who is hiring and keep you updated on opportunities you may not otherwise have heard about. Their personal referral can also make an impression on employer in your behalf.