How to Get a Job
The Steps to Get a Job:
There are many ways to look for employment. Newspapers, the internet, and local temp services are great ways to see who is hiring in your area.
You’ll want to start by looking under the classified section. Here you will find a list of employers seeking individuals for hire. Search through these listings to see if there is a job that you would like to apply for. Usually, these classifieds have contact information or list the specific ways you need to apply for that position. You will need to follow those instructions in order to apply for the job.
The internet is a great way to both look for and apply for jobs. You can use internet search sites like www.Monster.com to look for jobs in your area; most states have a website you can access to see what jobs are available; for the state of Ohio, that website is: www.ohiomeansjobs.com.
These services have trained individuals to help you determine what jobs you are good at as well as what companies may be hiring for those positions. You can do an internet search for temp services in your area.
Job Applications and Interviews:
When applying for a job, you will need to fill out an application for the position you would like. This can be done online most of the time; however, they can also be filled out in person or at the job location.
When you are going in person to apply for a job, you will need to make sure to take some items with you, as well as some information. You will need….
- State Identification Card or a Driver’s License
- Social Security Number
- Previous Job Information
A good thing to take with you when applying for a job is a resume. This is a document you will need to create using either a program on the internet or Microsoft Word. This document is a history of all your past jobs as well as a way for the employer to learn about you and your skills. Here at MAP, we can help you make a resume. You can also do a Google search on the internet for “how to create a resume.” In most cases, you will just need to type in the information needed, and the website will make a resume for you.
Once you have completed you application, the employer will contact you if he/she feels you are a good fit for the position. He or she will set up an interview, which is a meeting to get to know you, so that you can discuss the job in more detail.
The interview process is very important; this is the first time you will be meeting the employer. Some basic interview skills to have are:
- Dress appropriately.
- When greeting someone, always shake his/her hand firmly.
- Make sure you are making eye contact when speaking; speak clearly.
- Use your manners.
How to Get a Job
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