"Look, Listen and Learn ... You Can Find The Work You Desire"!
Are you entering the workforce for the first time? Are you already working but hoping to better your position with another company? Do you want to know the best places to look for information about work positions? Sure you do!
By the time you finish reading this page you'll have access to information dealing with such issues as:
* Job information, employment agency, interviewing tips, employment services, job interview information, interview tips, job placement agency, job placement services, employment agencies, job search information, job placement test, job resource, job hunting advice, human resource job bank, job search advice and MORE!
* Learning about the best places to look for information about work positions
* Understanding the pro's and con's of these resources
Discover what successful people know about where to go to find information about positions to better their success!
Think about the skills and experience you have to help you do work that really interests you. Decide in which industry/field your skills, experience and interests can be applied. This will focus your research as you're Acquiring Needed Resources.
There are many employment agencies designed to connect the right employee with the right employer. (And vice versa.)
They're doing a booming business. And they're usually quite good and fast.
But - there are a couple of drawbacks to these agencies. You'll need to meet certain requirements based on their employers needs. And it will cost you.
If you have the money and don't have the time, or don't want to spend your time and energy looking for work, these agencies can do the work for you.
If you're just entering the workforce, you probably don't have enough experience and/or skills to meet the requirements that make using these agencies worthwhile. And even if you're already working, you probably don't want to spend the money.
You really don't need to spend that money.
Because if you're ready, able and willing to spend some time and energy, there are several other approaches to finding the work position you desire.
Begin with your local library
Most libraries have bulletin boards with job postings that can be of interest to you. And as you're already there, you'll be able to research these companies/businesses and learn if they match your desires.
You can find a wealth of information about specific industries/fields.† And also information about their individual companies/businesses, where and how to apply for positions.
And while you're at your library, take advantage of one of their computers and surf the Internet.
This is another great resource of up to date information about the different industries/fields and their companies/businesses.
Today, many companies present in-depth information about their businesses on the Internet. They also offer descriptions of work positions they have open and how to apply.
There are many Web sites that do nothing but present job offers. You can enter in what area of work and/or what area of the country, (or world!), you're interested and you'll get the latest listings.
There are Web sites that give you information about the current climate of the job market. And give you ideas about how to conduct a successful Job Search. (Like here at Workplace Moxie!)
If you have your own personal computer, you'll also find many new and growing resources to actually work on the Internet.
Today, you can get paid as you surf the Web. Or you can sell anotherís' products and/or services. You can even learn how to build your own business on your own Web site! (Just like Workplace Moxie!)
Check with your local centers
There are your community centers, which have their own, (localized), employment listings.
The people working there can usually tell you something about the companies/businesses. Or suggest others within the community that will match your skills, experience and/or desires - for free.
There is your local Manpower center, which usually has standing contracts with specific companies.
So the people there can answer or at least find out about any questions you have about a company/business. And some Manpower centers offer a level of testing to help you know what your skills are. And/or training that will help you better your skills. Then they'll help you find a position - for free.
There is always the employment section of the classified ads in your local newspapers.
But these ads rarely tell you much about the company/business. You won't be able to know anything about them - unless you go to your local library and/or on the Internet and research them.
As you travel around, look around. There is always "Help Wanted" signs posted on the doors or windows of stores.
And if you look, you'll more than likely see a number of places that have bulletin boards with job postings. Your laundry mat or grocery store just to name a couple.
Talk with your friends and family. Knowing you as they do, they probably know of a position that's just right for you.
As you can see there are quite a few avenues and approaches to Acquiring Needed Resources when conducting a Job Search.
Use any one or a combination of them to get that position you desire!
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