February 23, 2010

Finding a Job

It's been about 90 days since I was hired into my new job. Like pregnancies, it's always a good idea to wait until after the first trimester to make sure it's a real thing before announcing it to the world. Plus it's a good idea to have your nose to the grindstone at your new job, which I certainly have.

Having a polished resume helped me get this job, but so did knowing how to "give good interview." Also the one thing I have heard repeated often in this downturn is that employers want to hire people who are already working. There are a number of reasons for this (maintaining good habits for one), but the end result is you want to keep working even after your last job ends?

How do you do that? Perhaps you can find a job, even part-time, elsewhere in the company or community. But you can always create your own job. Hang out the consultancy shingle or, as is the fashion today, start an online business. Who knows, you may even find your niche as an entrepreneur.

Whatever the case may be, if you're currently looking for work, I want to say don't give up hope. Take advantage of every resource open to you and work the new social media landscape.