This article is a follow-up to the first article in this series. This article will give preppers even more strategies for finding jobs.
Job applicants should consider starting a small business that draws upon their training and existing job skills. Starting a small business fills in resume employment gaps and shows initiative. Many large corporations started as small businesses.
Extraverted job applicants might consider applying for sales positions in the area of their technical expertise. In depth technical knowledge of a product makes it easier to sell that product. Legitimate sales representative jobs, however, should not be confused with multi-level marketing scams.
Job applicants can apply for internships. Even if a job is not offered at the end of the internship, the experience gained can qualify the successful intern for a similar job.
Job applicants can apply for apprenticeships. The Bureau of Labor Statistics Website lists over 230 occupations that usually are learned through apprenticeships.
Job applicants should consider taking CLEP Tests. These College Level Examination Program Tests allow successful testers to gain college credits, which will help them to qualify for many jobs. Job applicants should look through this list of CLEP tests, and see if they can pass any of the tests after a little study to refresh themselves.
Job applicants should consider attending a job fair. At such a fair, job applicants can have many face-to-face meetings and leave resumes with company representatives who are attending to hire new employees.
Many resumes today are initially scanned. By creating resumes that are easily scanned, job applicants will increase the number of employers who eventually will read their resumes.
Job applicants should seek out and join job search support groups. In such groups, job applicants get ideas and encouragement from other job applicants who also are going through the stressful job search process.
Job applicants should not let their job search become so desperate, however, that they fall for work at home scams. Money will be scarce during unemployment, and losing any money to such scams adds insult to injury.
When job applicants are successful and are hired, they need to do good jobs so that they will have good references when they are job applicants again someday. William Feather once said, “The rule for every worthwhile man is that no serious job ever shall receive less than his best thought and effort.”