As you enter the work force, there are a lot of tools at your disposal. These tools have to with the internet and your physical proximity to employers and social networks. Here are five tips that you can use as you enter the workforce:

Social Media

Social media is a great tool to use when you are entering the workforce because it is a way that people can see various sides of you. LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook are great places to start. On these platforms, you can put down your credentials and perhaps some comments that show, within an appropriate context, who you are and what your talents are.

Of course, you have to be very weary about what you post online. There are plenty of horror stories of people posting things on social media and looking bad in the eyes of employers.

You can also use social media to ask people in your social network about whether they know of any job opportunities. There are some social media pages that are actually dedicated to helping people find job opportunities. On Facebook, you can find pages where people in specific localities post job opportunities that they have heard about for fellow job-searchers to see.

Consult Experts for Resume Help

It’s not a bad idea to seek help from Resume Writers. Your resume is one of the few chances that you have to let each employer see that you are qualified for the job. There could be certain things that you should be mentioning that you are not, or vice versa. You may have to write your resume and cover letter a certain way to appeal to employers in certain industries. Perhaps you need to improve the format of your resume. It is wise to consult experts who know exactly what they are doing.

Online Job Postings

It is worth it to look at websites like Craigslist, Indeed and Monster, daily. Of course, if you use any of these websites you should always practice extreme caution because there are scam artists who post fake jobs. However, these really are great resources.

Take Advantage of Your Physical Presence and Proximity To Other Humans

You can keep applying to places online, but there is nothing like constantly appearing in person and handing in resumes in real time. If employers keep seeing you, they may hire you as a result of: seeing how ambitious you are, liking you, getting sick of you or feeling sorry for you. Either way, as long as you get hired it doesn’t matter.

If you like to walk or drive around, look at businesses and see whether they have “help wanted” signs. Sometimes, you might see “help wanted” signs in windows for jobs that you don’t see posted online. It might also help to just go into various businesses, ask if they need any help and hand out applications.

If you do not own a car and you live in a metropolitan area, you could invest in a weekly, unlimited public transit pass. Doing this will allow you to go all over your metropolitan area in search of jobs without spending single amounts of money every time you get on or off public transit—amounts that will eventually add up to more than a weekly pass.

Other People’s Conjecture

We live in a day and age where we do not even have to be overly social in order to get tips and tricks about things, as well as knowledge about other people’s thoughts and experiences. The internet provides a wealth of information related to finding jobs, what employers expect and what is expected in certain industries. Plenty of anonymous people also share anecdotes about their lives and their opinions in articles and on forums. You should be looking for articles and forums that relate to finding and keeping jobs. Even though you really should be interacting with people in real life, you don’t completely have to when it comes to hearing crucial word-of-mouth information.

 

by: Sia Hasan