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Improve your job search and increase your job opportunities with the advice in these videos.
You Will Need
- An employment counselor
- A targeted resume
- Interviewing skills
- Personal contacts
- An apprenticeship
- Networking skills (optional)
Find an employment counselor
Determine your goals and learn about the market with the help of an employment counselor. Be willing to start at the bottom.
Research job openings and focus on advertised requirements. Create a resume listing your accomplishments and qualities that match what employers want.
Request informational interviews
Request informational interviews to get known and learn what is expected to be successful in their field. Ask your friends for contacts they might have.
Apprentice yourself to a tradesman, working for low wages or for free to learn skills in a field, and earn the trust that leads to referrals when opportunity knocks.
Work your way up
Choose industries that will allow you to work your way into management, such as mining, manufacturing, sales, construction, and transportation.
Take certification courses to be licensed in a field where you can later rise into management based on work performance and experience.