Job Searching in Slidell: The Basics

Even with all the confidence in the world; even if you have the best resume, most well-written cover letter, and are dressed to the nines, it can still be intimidating and challenging to look for and apply to Slidell jobs. As you seek employment, there aren't really any "rules" per se of finding that perfect job. There are, however, some helpful guidelines we'd like to point out that will greatly improve your chances of landing that job.

1. Use connections: family members and friends or even friends of friends can be beneficial to your job search. It doesnÂ’t hurt to ask around. Someone may know someone who has an opening available. They could also help you become aware of openings that might not be advertised.

2. Know your skills: reflect on your past experiences and try to find something from them that could make you more marketable. This need not apply to past jobs; any volunteer or extracurricular activities in your past could give your resume a boost.

3. Make finding a job your full time job: this is a lot simpler than it sounds. If you are in a dry spell during your job search, simply make job searching your primary day-to-day activity. Set yourself a goal of putting in a certain number of job applications a day. Always remember that job searching is a numbers game. Your chances of at least landing an interview are much higher if you put out 20 resumes as opposed to five.

By Kyle Wise

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