Today is Goal Setting Day!
My goal today is to get you to think about how to set a goal and how to reach it. Most people don't really set a goal, they just have an idea about what they should do. "I'm going to get a better job." is not a goal, it is just a statement. A real goal has some planning involved. " I'm going to make an appointment with a vocational counselor at the Prince Albert Community Service Centre to get the help I need to get a part time job that pays me $15.00 an hour by June 1st." There is a goal. It says what you want, what you are going to do, and when you are going to do it. That is a much better goal. Now with the help of the Vocational Counselor you can make a plan for what has to be done to obtain that job. Here is a tip, look at our website and we have a link to a free goal setting certificate class. It pays to set an goal, make a plan and reach the goal. It feels great when your plan comes together. Set a goal today!
Where do I look for a job while I'm at home?
With all of us being close to home right now you can still actively look for work. In some ways now you will have the time to do some in-depth searching.When you use the internet and search job sites like Sask jobs or any other site remember that they don't list all of the jobs. Look at five or six sites. Also look at business web sites. Some businesses only list jobs on their own site and don't list with other websites. How about Facebook or Kijiji, they list jobs too. But one of the best ways might be to call a friend or family member. That's very important today when you need to maintain social connection and social distancing. Call to say hello and ask if they know of any jobs. Right now some business may need help fast. Call, look, read and listen. If you want more ideas call us at the Prince Albert Community Service Centre. We can help you find that hidden job.
You only get one chance to make a first impression. This is an old saying but it is very true. We hear all of the time that an employer wants to be able to feel that a person will fit into their workplace and that a first impression matters. When you drop off a resume make sure you both and your clothes are clean. Something as small as dirty fingernails could turn an employer off. How you present yourself makes a huge difference. If you want some help in planning the perfect first impression call us at The Prince Albert Community Service Centre we can help you with make that first impression a winner!
Many businesses in the Prince Albert area hire extra staff for Spring and Summer. Anyone looking for a job should consider seasonal employment as a step towards full time work. When talking to some local employers they tell me that seasonal employment is often used to train new staff and see who would be a good fit for the future. What do they want?
1. Who comes in on time every day.
2. Who doesn't miss a shift.
3. Who can listen well and do what they are asked to do.
4. Who shows that they they can be a good fit in the business.
This is your chance to get a good start on a long term job. Look at places that are busy in Spring an Summer, tire shops, golf courses, parks, yard and garden businesses, green houses are just a few. For more ideas and help finding that job come to the Prince Albert Community Services Centre. We can help you! Robert Vocational Counselor.
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