Finding your first job can be both a rewarding and frustrating1 experience.
Many jobs require experience ?but how do you get experience when you are still looking for your first job? You may already have some work experience through volunteer work.
Assess your skills and interests to determine what kind of skills you’ve had. Even unpaid2 work experience is beneficial in your job search.
Also, consider internships and part-time work. Not only is it a great way to get experience which you can put on your resume or on a job application, it is also a great way to try out a career to see if it is really what you want to do.
Here’s some tips you may want to follow in your job search:
Involve friends and family. A support group, such as friends and family, will offer encouragement and assistance in your job search.
Allow a reasonable amount of time. Don’t expect to find a job within a few days or weeks.
Devote time to your job search. A thorough job search is hard work. Expect to spend several hours a day looking for a job.
Be organized. Keep a record of all the places you have applied3, who you talked to, and what response you received.
Meet with people in the field you are interested in pursuing.
Check job listings in the newspaper classified advertising4 sections or with your local employment office. Your local employment office also may be able to offer some job search assistance.