So how exactly, can you get a job you really want? You have to take complete responsibility for your future, that's how!
The first thing you need to consider doing is to approach getting a job as if it were your only job. You need to spend at least four hours a day doing things to get you one step closer to finding a job you want. This is no time for a vacation because if you remember correctly, you are not getting paid at the present moment, are you?
If you were employed right now you would be getting up out of bed at 7:00 AM or so and looking forward to your work day; it's the same thing when it comes to being unemployed. You have to work hard at it to get results. Usually, the less hours a day you work in trying to find a job, the longer it's going to take to get hired. Plain and simple.
You are your own boss right now and whatever you say, goes, right? Then tell yourself this is no time to slack off; if you want to get the job done right you have to do it yourself.
Here is how to get a job you want even though it seems there are no jobs anywhere to be found:
- Make a plan of attack. Write down on a notebook paper what your goals are for the next few weeks, itemize each one by putting a date to each action that has to be completed, and get moving. For example, week 1 can consist of registering on job search engine sites such as beyond.com or job.com, setting up and participating on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and preparing your resume, even if you are after a part-time or entry-level job.
- The following week, it's time to start choosing jobs in your area through the search engines as well as taking in any input from your networking on the social media sites described above, and submitting at least one application each day. Take one day to actually go visit two or three places of business in person to introduce yourself and inquire about getting considered for a job with those companies. Be prepared with your resume, work history, and all the other information you would normally need to fill out a job application.
- The week after that, it's time to follow up on your applications via phone and in person. It's also time to continue putting the feelers out there through social media, and to continue applying for other jobs through the job search engine sites.
- Repeat this three-week process and you will have a far greater opportunity to get a job you want than the next person. The key is to stay consistent. If you get a little frustrated, take a few days off and begin the process again! You will get hired much quicker than if you had just submitted a few job applications here and there.