I need to find a new job

How to Find Work in One Week

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Make it known in your social and professional networks that you need immediate employment. Post an update on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and any other social media sites you use on a regular basis, mentioning the sorts of job you'd be willing to perform, such as retail, food service, canvassing, or holiday-related labor, as well as your current professional sector, if any. Include any specific abilities you have, such as sewing, yard care, or computer knowledge. If your friends and acquaintances know you are in desperate need of employment, they may approach you to undertake odd chores.


Inform your professional connections, such as past employers, coworkers, or individuals with whom you've done business, that you're seeking for job. Tell them you need something immediately now, but try not to appear desperate, and indicate that you're available to perform contract or temporary employment to cover any gaps they may have. Employees may be out of town or on vacation in certain situations, or there may be a particular project that requires an additional hand. Even if it's just a part-time work, it's better than nothing.


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Make multiple resumes, one for your professional positions and education and another for any retail, service, or fundraising work you've done in the past. If you deliver an employer your career CV while seeking for a job in a service-related industry or another profession that needs relatively little experience, you risk seeming overqualified. It is OK to indicate additional career-related occupations on the "service" CV in order to avoid large gaps in work. However, try to think of quick, unique ways to highlight them someplace else than your resume's primary "work history" section. Create a "retail" or "service" portion of your CV, followed by a "career" section that covers your prior, career-related roles. Another alternative is to add a bullet point list of your strongest abilities at the front of your resume, including skills that may be applicable to all of your previous positions.



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Browse the job postings and apply for any positions that interest you straight immediately. Read the job description carefully to see whether there is a time window for hiring; some job advertisements may state that they are recruiting immediately, while others may state that the hiring process takes several months. It may not harm to apply for the ones that will take many months, since there is always the possibility that you will not be hired by then – but continue to hunt for other chances. Check your local daily and weekly newspapers, online want ads such as Craigslist, bulletin boards, and local companies' "Careers" or "Employment Openings" web sites for job postings. Look to big sites like Monster.com as well, but expect local firms to reply faster.


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Print a stack of resumes and go to your city's main commercial areas. Walk into any establishment where you'd feel comfortable doing business and ask to speak with the management. Hand your résumé to the manager and explain that you are searching for part-time, full-time, or temporary job. Because some firms do not advertise, this may be the only method to learn about available positions. Each day, visit a new set of firms, aiming to distribute at least 10 to 15 resumes every day.


6 Keep your phone close at hand at all times and don't allow any calls go to voicemail. If you do receive a job call, you don't want to miss it. Hiring managers may not be as eager as you are to fill the job and get you started, so if you miss the initial call, it might be days before you hear from them again. Also, follow up with businesses where you've applied aggressively; allow each manager a few days before calling to enquire about the status of your application.

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