Finding a job that suits your personality and strengths is one of the major goals of establishing a healthy career! However, if you need a job here are 5 great ways to land you one now:

1.Personally Hand-out your Resume

One of the easiest ways of getting a job ASAP is printing your coverletter/resume and pounding the pavement! Remember to dress well, print your resume on heavier stock paper, and have references rieady. Look out for Help Wanted signs in your community and walk right in and introduce yourself.

2.Get out of your comfort zone

Being picky isn’t the best way of approaching a job search if you need one immediately. Be open minded and consider opportunities you haven’t before. This is a great way to broaden your choices and give you better odds of snagging a job. But remember: don’t respond to a job post with expectations you can’t handle.

3.Access your Personal Network

Call, email and use social media to connect to people you know personally! People who know you will sometimes make an effort to help you get a job or will hire you!

4.Advertise on Facebook

Facebook is a great tool to get out there when it comes to searching for a job. But in this case writing a post to a general Facebook group can capture the interest of people with connections or even actual hiring managers. Don’t mention you need a job, however write 2 or 3 main points about your experience or skills. If you are using this approach be sure to edit your Facebook profile and update it.

5.Connect former Managers

We all have managers that we’ve had a good experience with–that means they might be a good person to call if you are looking for a job. See if you can arrange a face-to-face chat with them and always to truthful about the nature of the meeting. If the manager knows you well enough they will sometimes find a way of getting you into the company they work for presently especially if you were a hard-working, consistent employee.

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