Looking for work is a full-time job! Research has shown that successful job seekers treat their job search as if it were their job. We suggest you spend at least 30 hours a week on your job search.
Think about your wage needs. Do research on the normal pay for your job and industry. For online information about wages paid by occupation, go to: www.iseek.org
Networking is an important part of your job search. Many employers hire people referred to them by friends, family, or current employees. Contact at least five new people each week. Ask for advice, information and introductions to others who can help you.
If you are not getting interviews, have someone you know or someone at your local Workforce Center review your resume or job search methods.
Make a plan to address any problems you may encounter during your job search. Discuss any job search barriers with a local Workforce Center staff member.
Job clubs can provide support during your job search. They also provide valuable tips, job leads and opportunities to network and get new ideas.
Your local WorkForce Center may have classes that can help you in your job search. Find out about WorkForce Center services at: www.PositivelyMinnesota.com/WFC or call 1-888-GET-JOBS (1-888-438-5627). Most services are free of charge. You can also find books on job search techniques at your WorkForce Center, local library or bookstore.