Let's consider the following. If you looking for a full time job, how much time do you spend looking for work? If you have a full time job about one third of your day is taken up working. If you are looking for a job you should be spending about the same amount of time job hunting. Studies say that a "no quit" attitude is needed for a job search. In other words it is not enough to apply for one job and sit back and wait for a week for them to contact you. You have wasted a week. For example if you wanted a job in food prep here might be a plan:
1. Get your resume ready outlining your restaurant or food skills, maybe with some food related references.
2. Make a list of all of the restaurants, caterers and food service outlets in the city
3. Break the list down to ten locations a day.
4. Make a specific cover letter for each restaurant
5. Get cleaned up and dressed for an interview and start dropping off resumes with managers. If the manager is not there do not drop off the resume, come back when the manger is there.
6. Keep going until you are done.
7. Make a list of what the reaction was to your visit and feel free to call and ask if the manager needs more information.
8. If the manager was receptive and you had a good feeling dropping off the resume why not drop off a thank you note a few days later thanking them for their time.
Sounds like work right, well it would still be less than 8 hours a day that you could be working at your new job. Be wise and use your time well. If you want more information or more ideas call us.
Robert - Vocational Counselor.