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I serve as an employment case manager for participants referred for career development and job placement.

I provide employability skills training, career development and supportive services for participants, developing on-going relationships with employers and referral sources.

Job searching tips

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Knowing how to get a job is not always easy but there are some things everyone can do to increase their chances.
- Get networking.
- Attract employers.
- Target companies.
- Remain positive.
- Find hidden vacancies.
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What other tips can you add for anyone who is looking for a job?
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You need to have established connections already. This is why so many first-generation or low income people have trouble because they do not have the social networks that other third, fourth, or fifth generation college students have.
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After submitting the application, I'd show up briefly, every Monday, at about the same time. I'd pop in with my brightest smile and a cheerful greeting, asking if they have any openings this week. They eventually took the hint.
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Hi All
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I am adding few more tips
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1. Identify your skill sets
2. Utilize online resources and company websites
3. Narrow down your search to the best options
4. Save the best job listings for future reference
5. Customize your resume to match each position you apply to
6. Don't restate your resume in your cover letter
7. Prepare for your interview
8. Always ask questions
9. Send a thank you note
10. Don't accept the job on the spot
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Be open to"tweaking" your resume. If you really want a shot at that job 30 miles away and have a relative or friend who lives in that area, use their address on your resume. An employer almost always prefers local applicants and it's perfectly legit.
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1. Identify your skill sets
2. Utilize online resources and company websites
3. Narrow down your search to the best options
4. Save the best job listings for future reference
5. Customize your resume to match each position you apply to
6. Don't restate your resume in your cover letter
7. Prepare for your interview
8. Always ask questions
9. Send a thank you note
10. Don't accept the job on the spot
Thanks for the tips!
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Apply for all jobs you think you qualify for. If something seems a little out of your skill set but the job interests you, apply anyway! You never know!
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Several of the professional colleagues I've spoken to have stated that an employee recommendation places a higher scrutiny flag on the recommended worker. These are at high profession positions so perhaps there is a split? Just passing on what I've heard from several reliable sources.
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There are often job hunting support groups that can really be an asset when job hunting. Check those out. Not only do they often have job leads, they can help you with resume critiques, analyze your interviewing skills, and generally keep your spirits up.
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Take the time to reflect on your strengths and weaknesses and the type of work you enjoy doing. The better you know yourself, the more likely you’ll find a new job that provides you with greater satisfaction.
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Investigate a company’s Glassdoor page. It will help you get a feel for their company culture, figure out what questions they commonly ask in interviews, and even discover what salary you’re likely to be paid.
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Have an achievement-oriented resume that includes quantifiable achievements that are relevant to the job you’re applying for. Make yourself an obvious fit. Study the words and phrases that are used in the job description? Make sure you include them in your resume.
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