There comes a time when your place of employment no longer does it for you. For me, it’s the income. For others it could be bad atmosphere, more time, wanting more out of life or the desire to travel. Really there are millions of issues that people find to need something more. but again, for me it is money. So this will be all about money. Maybe you can use some of this in some way to relate to your needs.
First thing you have to do is don’t give in and “just wing it”. You have to write things down. No applied job gets any variation of your information. All jobs you apply for get the same information. Remember this.
Now. On a piece of paper, write down all of the locations with in a decently short travel/commute from where you live that you would love to work. For me I stop at 5 places. and I aim pretty darn high. a bit out of my abilities high.
Now draw a line and start a new list. A list of places to work that are similar to the place I am currently or recently employed. This number gets up to about 20. (If you can’t get 20, that’s fine.)
Now, head over to one of the big job search sites and look for the names of the first 5 places and start applying as accurate as can be, and mention the items I know I can do that are related to that work, which I have never really been paid to do them. EX: if you want to wait tables, and frequently walk a 10k for charity, pretty good idea to mention that. And clarify that you can handle being on your feet.
Everything you write into the first site’s application save it in word-pad and title it accordingly. Now on to the second site and paste in the information as needed. If there is a new question, add that to your word-pad crib note, to be prepared for the next job application.
Once all of the 5 sites are knocked out, it is time to search for the businesses similar to current/recent employment. Now some of these will not be in the job search sites. So now move on to Google and look for that company. Find their “now hiring” or contact page and email the word-pad page or copy and paste it into the contact form if that’s the way they work. Ask for more than what you were denied at previous location. Negotiate down to your needed number. Works just like a pawnshop.but do not say it is negotiable on the application. Or they will start extremely low. Half if they think they can.
While on the contact page, copy their name and number into another word-pad page. Call them as soon as you send. and ask to have them email you an application. If they say they aren’t hiring or don’t have one to email, don’t give up on them. That could be a guy worried about getting replaced. Let them ask you want your qualifications are or whatever questions. Don’t start shoveling stuff out there. If the person does not ask you any questions who cares, this could be anyone in the office. Anyone. if they start asking you questions about your abilities, look at your first cheat-sheet and say the name of said skills, don’t go into detail on each item unless asked. If you get asked, don’t give up trade secrets, but do identify that you know what you are doing. Again, this could be anyone.
When you get the job application, save it to your desktop and fill the application out, then print the job application, and email the desktop saved completed version back to them.
The following day, you will spend the day driving to the places that actually sent you the follow up application email and start dropping off the printed out job applications.
Dress nice, and be clean shaved and combed/brushed. Black slacks and white shirt with white undershirt. all tucked in and best newest belt with shiny yet simple buckle. Not some big cowboy buckle, just something clean. Do not wear tennis shoes. Even if you are applying for a mechanic shop. Never wear tennis shoes/sneakers. in the south, boots are just fine. In the mid, loafers. In the north east black dress shoes. In the south you can wear any of those but the boots seem to work best.
Most of the time, if you have spoken with someone and had them send you a job application, they are a little open to hiring someone. Meeting them face to face and seeing they know what they are talking about, will make getting the job almost certain.
On the third day, you will have to spread out further and find super awesome jobs, a bit further from home than the first 5. and for the 20, you have to find similar but not the same. Maybe by now a few more applications showed up in your email. So now you can knock out a few more.
Rinse and repeat. You should get a call or a permanent handshake before the second week.
I know this all sounds like stuff you should know or you already know. Why aren’t you doing it now? I’m not asking for cash and this page was 100% free to you . So no… Nothing here is guaranteed. Just trying to help you find a job. this goal is find a job that pays a bunch. If one of the first five reply then you just stepped up on so many levels. If the others reply, you just started making more money.