Every day I get emails asking me how can I help me find a job. There are many ways to look for work, but every day I receive emails asking for help. Many times the emails will be from companies, but there are also times where I help job seekers find jobs. Here are some tips that can help you do just that!
Email Marketing/ Telemarketing – The first step I recommend to help you is to ignore those emails. They are usually from job hunters who have asked to receive information about job openings. Instead of dealing with them, I suggest you send them an email asking if they have any questions. This lets them know you’re not interested in receiving their emails and is more professional in nature.
Make sure the subject line includes the job title or description. It should also say how to contact you. You want them to take action right away, so make that happen.
Follow up with a short email asking them any questions they may have. At this point it’s okay to mention your website and your available hours. This way they know you have taken the time to inquire about the job. Also, tell them you are willing to work for them at any hour of the day or night. If they still have not responded by then you can forget about the job.
Refer Friends and Family – Sometimes people need help finding a job. I’ve received emails from relatives asking for advice. Even my nephew has asked for my advice. Everyone has a different opinion on where they should find a job. Keep their ideas and suggestions in the back of your head. Then use these ideas to help you find a new job!
Ask at Your Employer – Sometimes an employer will be kind enough to help you find a job. Most often your employer knows what is going on in your life and can let you know if there are any opportunities elsewhere. Just be careful and don’t get upset at your employer for not hearing about your job search. It could be that they do want you to find a new job but just weren’t able to pass on your resume.
Direct Email – If you have access to an email program like Hotmail or Gmail you can send an email to your entire client list. This is one of the fastest ways to reach a large number of people. You can also create a simple website where your clients can click in their email address and you will be notified of new job openings. You might also consider building a blog and attaching it to your email account so you can alert your subscribers to new job openings.
Use these ideas and I will help you find a job. Remember to be patient and not to make a rush decision when looking for a new job. You may even find a job faster this way.
Use Your Network – My last piece of advice for those of you who are looking for a new job is to use your network. If your friends, relatives, colleagues, or neighbors have a job you may want to follow them up. Don’t jump all over them because this may come off as too aggressive. You should keep them on your “friendly” list and keep in touch with them at least every so often to let them know how you are doing and what the latest progress is.
Follow-up With the Employer – In my next article I will talk about how to contact your current employer. First you should always send a thank you letter after your interview or before the beginning of the next work week. You should also send them a short note after your first day of work. Do not expect to hear from them immediately but do follow up. Send them a thank you card and schedule another interview. You will probably find out that they will be more than willing to help you find a job.
Keep on Going – My final piece of advice for you is to keep going. Don’t give up because you can’t find a new job. Keep sending out applications and keep looking for positions. Eventually you will be able to find something.
Just remember that it will take time. Don’t get frustrated or lose hope. Keep working hard and don’t give up until you get the results you want. And finally, I strongly encourage you to visit the Employment site. It’s right here where you can get help and you can get started. Resume Cheetah is designed to help you find a job and do it fast. See how we can help you today.