How to get a better job

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.

Fud Factor at Work

The Fud Factor, Fear Uncertainty & Doubt. The things you do not need when you are work.

You do not need to see employees getting picked off at random phone call times. You do not need to see the snakey guy that you just don’t get along with, get promoted. You can not live a life of Fear Uncertainty and Doubt.
You can not show up to work every day thinking “oh it’s probably my turn to get voted off of the island”. This is not a proper way to live. It certainly is not a good way to run a business.

Even if you think that you just hired 6 sales men to get the word out that you do a certain type installation, but you only need on e in the long run. It is not justified to hire people and then fire them off as soon as the money comes rolling in. This leaves you employees thinking you are a loose canon without a care about the outcome of your actions. This leaves your employees wondering if the company is having hard times, and if it is probably a good idea to leave while you still have an income, and just transition to a new place. This is a whole lot better than getting called into the dank office on a Wednesday to find out that you have to go job searching today.

You have to communicate with your employees. This will prevent rumors. You have to be just as loyal as you expect your employees to be to you. You can not leave your employees thinking that at any time you will just change your mind, and cause someone some hard times.

Some people react a bit different than others when they are scared. So it is best to be honest, and do not play games with people who are looking to be good employees making good money and providing for themself.

Imagine the employment form that says “tell us why you had to leave your last place of employment” and the potential employee responding with “because the owner of (company name here) Is an immature brat with no sense of business skills decided to hire me and fire me to make a point to his existing employees”.

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Can Anything Help you With Employment?

Flipping through Mashable I stumbled upon an article “4 Web Apps For Managing Job Applications“.

And well , these have got to be the coolest jump and dive programs out there. for those of us who can afford those apps, may not actually be looking for a job, and for those who are looking for jobs, might not be wanting to spend money on a cell phone. Especially just for the sake of keeping a useful application running. but however, if you have just lost your job and are paid up for a while on your cell phone bill, then that set of apps is perfect for you. if you have a job, just grab the resume builder app and build yourself a resume (with your thumbs????) and save the resume in case something goes wrong.

An alternative is just a simple job search. Right? You are here so you got here somehow. Try the Job Search. If for some reason you may be upset with your job or just looking for a better place to go, or really need a job that job search helps. Really. Just type the city you are in, the job you want and hit the search button, find the job in the page for the position you are looking for, and go to that site.  That job search checks 14 websites, so you do get a huge list of jobs. This way you don’t have to job hunt over 14 sites one by one. heck you can even type in “Resume`” or even”application georgia” and you will find pages beyond pages. The more descriptive you are in this job search the smaller the selection but the better the defined the results. Find  the results you want and just use the link  displayed after the search and you are there. Fast.

Bussiness Going under?

Remain calm. I know that sounds like the dumbest thing you could ever hear anyone tell you right now. but remain calm. You do not want to go job hunting looking like you are in a panic. You do not go looking for a job and just jump on the first thing that comes. You have access to the internet, or you wouldn’t be here reading this. Look at the top of this site, There is a cool job search tool just waiting for you to use. It is set up specifically for job searching.
Okay back to the issue. No one will ever take you serious if you are running around in panicked circles.
You have to relax think clearly. Go to your company’s competitor and go get a job there doing what you do. Like me, I am the webdesigner for the company I work for. I can easily make it clear to the owner of the next place that I am the one who kept our company on the top of all searches. Oddly enough, my primary job is fire alarm design. I just doodled around with teh website from time to time trying to make sure I had more fire alarms to design.
See you have to think clear and be casual. not freaking out. Don’t give up. Try other stuff. I can never give up. It is not in me to ever give up. I may get tired and rest a bit longer than I should, but in the meantime I am coming up with ways to resolve my issue.
I typically do.
We all can. It’s human.
Best to job hunt before the company goes under. Or you will be the last person of the 200 people in your building looking for the exact same job you are.
So go quick. Don’t wait just tell them on the ap for ” when you can start” . Instead of saying two weeks, say three. Give it time to even out or get better.