Friday, March 11, 2011

Tips From a Fellow Job Seeker

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the  job market is slowly starting to make progress. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.9% last month, the lowest it has been in two year. With the economy on the upswing, job seekers most put their best foot forward to take advantage of rising job opportunities. I recently spoke to a fellow job seeker, Aida Rinay(@minaturebeauty) about job search tactics that have worked for  her and they could work for you too.

1.  Tailor your Resume

It is important to tailor your resume to each job you apply for. Make sure your experience relates to the job description. Use keywords on your resume whenever possible. If you are searching for job in a specific industry, google examples of resumes in your field to find formats that you could use

2. Sell Yourself

No matter what job you are applying for, you must sell yourself. Explain to the employer why you are the right person for the job. If you submitting a general application, explain how you can benefit the company.

3. Set a Schedule and Have a Plan

Have a goal to send a certain amount of resumes and find a certain number of job opportunities each day.  Along with using website such as and, research companies you want to work for and submit your resume.

4. Have a Positive Attitude

If you have a negative mindset, you will attract negative outcomes. Have faith and believe that you will find the job for you. Use inspirational quotes, positive affirmations, pray, or meditate to help you maintain a positive attitude.

Searching  for work in a weak economy isn't easy, but you will find the right job if you put your best foot forward.

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