Successfully Finding the Perfect Job

Written by Paulina Roe

Are you searching for a job? Have you been laid off due torepparttar economy? Have you tried to figure out how to startrepparttar 101891 job search, or what to do? This is a stressful time for many, and you need to findrepparttar 101892 best options and resources to help you findrepparttar 101893 perfect job for you.

If you are looking to start your own business and be self-employed, you'll need to figure out what it is you like to do, and what you are good at. It is said "love what you do, andrepparttar 101894 money will follow" - there is a lot of validity in it. If you have a passion for something, it is easier for you to do and not a constant drain. It can be fun, and rewarding, and challenging. Take this test at to see how well you rate inrepparttar 101895 ability to be self employed. You might not really be suited for it, and might be better off to readrepparttar 101896 rest ofrepparttar 101897 article.

If you are looking for a job, you can look online, but don't expect that it will come easily. You will need to register with many areas, and keep checking for new jobs that come up. You should sign up with various temp agencies in your area - many have sites and send email updates. In all honesty, for most people and jobs -repparttar 101898 best way to find a job is to network - talk to people you know who work atrepparttar 101899 type of places you want to find a job at. Meet more people at those companies. Sometimes you can make a good impression and even create a new job by telling about your talents. The trick is that people need to KNOW you are there and haverepparttar 101900 talent. You need exposure. Talk to everyone you know - people always know other people who can be useful to you. Go to job fairs, go to events, visit and learn aboutrepparttar 101901 companies you are interested in (you especially need to study up if you are looking to interview -repparttar 101902 more you understandrepparttar 101903 company,repparttar 101904 better your presentation will be about what you have to offer torepparttar 101905 company). Also, don't forget to talk to others looking for a job - there are many ideas that work and don't work, plus leads others can't use.

You need a good resume. No one knows your skills and strengths better than you - you need to put allrepparttar 101906 information together for your resume. If you can write your own resume, and have others read it and help you tweak it, then allrepparttar 101907 better. After all, if you can't present yourself in a resume, how will you present yourself in an interview? This is your first chance to be noticed.

Prepare your resume and get it posted online - get it sent to people whom will look it over. Register it with recruiters. You will probably need more than one resume - each focusing on a different aspect of your skills. There are different types of resumes - chronological (listing your job experience overrepparttar 101908 years), functional (emphasizing functional skills), and others which aren't as common. Userepparttar 101909 functional if you are looking to change careers, or have more skills than your employment shows. Userepparttar 101910 chronological one to highlight your work history - if that is what you are best known for. Your resume is your calling card and advertisement - its purpose is to get you an interview. You must tailor it forrepparttar 101911 job you are applying for - you need to show repparttar 101912 employer why YOU arerepparttar 101913 perfect person forrepparttar 101914 job. Write your resume to be no more than 1-2 pages long - and stay with one page if your accomplishments aren't significant. Put allrepparttar 101915 most important points onrepparttar 101916 top and left portions ofrepparttar 101917 resume - those arerepparttar 101918 areas that are scanned first.

Making the Grade ... Learning to pass life's tests with ease

Written by Edward B. Toupin

I abhorred tests in college. I always felt unprepared when I took them. However, when I got them back from my professors, I usually made an A. It was funny that I always felt like I lacked what it took to passrepparttar test, yet I always had it. Much like life, it's notrepparttar 101890 task itself, but how you prepare for and undertake that task.

For those courses in which I listened and read, I passedrepparttar 101891 test whether I felt good about it or not. For those courses in which I slept, or put aside and never studied, I usually struggled. Those courses that I passed with ease, I found great interest. Those courses in which I struggled, I disliked and found no interest. This is where I began to realize that, I have to focus my efforts on things that mean something to me. I can't focus on unnecessary exercises simply to say, "I did it" and find that there is no satisfaction inrepparttar 101892 result. However, I can work just as hard toward an objective with meaning andrepparttar 101893 "struggle" would not only be worthrepparttar 101894 effort, butrepparttar 101895 lessons are priceless.

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Sometimes everyone feels as though they cannot possibly prepare for what life throws at them. In most circumstances, people are not ready forrepparttar 101897 various challenges. Instead, they decide to simply give up and exist without attempting to tap into their own vast resources. In this way, challenges are kept at bay. However, inrepparttar 101898 process, nothing else in life happens. However,repparttar 101899 preparation is more of a way of learning how to incrementally handle yourself for when you reach your ultimate goal (i.e., takerepparttar 101900 test.) But, keep in mind thatrepparttar 101901 only time that challenges occur is when you're doing something. If you choose to takerepparttar 101902 easy way and simply sit it out, then of course, nothing happens to you because, nothing is happening.

Once you get moving, to prepare for any challenges that life hands out to you, learn to take them as a lesson as opposed to a curse. Consider life asrepparttar 101903 classroom and your ultimate vision asrepparttar 101904 completion of a semester withrepparttar 101905 final exam. To reachrepparttar 101906 end ofrepparttar 101907 semester with high grades, you have to follow a lesson plan, which is your mission that you must execute to reach your vision. Each night of study and planning isrepparttar 101908 execution of your goals to fulfill your mission. As you can see, life can provide a positive outcome with hard work and a plan of attack to reach your vision.

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