You want to land a good job, but activities like searching for open positions, résumé writing, completing job applications and interviewing require time and can be stressful. It’s easy to procrastinate when you have so much work ahead of you.
Thankfully, small steps can go a long way. Make a fresh start on your job search today by putting one or more of these steps into practice:
- Put yourself out there. Make sure your friends, family and other contacts aware you’re looking for a job, and tell them what you really enjoy doing. Let them know you are willing to work hard to get the job you want. (Read Goodwill’s tips on networking your way to a new career).
- Dream again. What was it you really wanted to do before “life” happened to you? Get excited about your future again by pursuing a career in something you love. (See how Goodwill can help you live your dream).
- Get some help. Ask others to help review your résumé and job applications, and to assist you in practicing your interview skills. Invite friends and family to be on your cheerleading team — it feels good to have someone else pat you on the back!
- Look for resources. Take advantage of the resources available to you. Get a free library card to access educational and career preparation books. Do you own a computer? If not, the library has one you can use. If you don’t know how to use one, staff can teach you. There are also many resources available online, such as Goodwill’s GoodProspects site and GCFLearnFree.org.
- Make a list of your motivations. Remind yourself of the reasons you’d like to land a job. It could be that the bills are piling up, maybe you’d like a proud look from that special someone, or perhaps you just want to feel a sense of personal accomplishment – writing these incentives down can help you put your best foot forward.
If you’re not sure where to start, talking with a Goodwill career counselor or job center staff member is a great way to get started. To locate the headquarters nearest you and get started on your job search today: