Successfully Finding the Perfect Job Written by Paulina Roe
Are you searching for a job? Have you been laid off due to economy? Have you tried to figure out how to start job search, or what to do? This is a stressful time for many, and you need to find best options and resources to help you find 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, and 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 http://doubleii.com/entrepreneurtest.html to see how well you rate in ability to be self employed. You might not really be suited for it, and might be better off to read rest of 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 - best way to find a job is to network - talk to people you know who work at 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 have 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 about companies you are interested in (you especially need to study up if you are looking to interview - more you understand company, better your presentation will be about what you have to offer to 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 all information together for your resume. If you can write your own resume, and have others read it and help you tweak it, then all 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 over years), functional (emphasizing functional skills), and others which aren't as common. Use functional if you are looking to change careers, or have more skills than your employment shows. Use 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 for job you are applying for - you need to show employer why YOU are perfect person for 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 all most important points on top and left portions of resume - those are areas that are scanned first.
Making the Grade ... Learning to pass life's tests with easeWritten 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 pass test, yet I always had it. Much like life, it's not task itself, but how you prepare for and undertake that task.
For those courses in which I listened and read, I passed 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 in result. However, I can work just as hard toward an objective with meaning and "struggle" would not only be worth effort, but 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 for 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, in process, nothing else in life happens. However, preparation is more of a way of learning how to incrementally handle yourself for when you reach your ultimate goal (i.e., take test.) But, keep in mind that only time that challenges occur is when you're doing something. If you choose to take 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 as classroom and your ultimate vision as completion of a semester with final exam. To reach end of 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 is 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.