Dress nice and appropriate when you are applying for a job.
Take a bath, brush your teeth, comb your hair and put on a smile.
Use deodorant but go very lite on the perfume or cologne.
You would not believe how many people come through my office looking like they just rolled out of bed going to look for a job.
Personal impressions and hygiene are everything when you are looking for a job.
If you have tattoos cover them up.
If you have body piercings get rid of them.
Have a good spirit, be bold and personable BUT not to personable.
Show confidence in who you are but don't be cocky.
Show a true interest in the work you are applying for but don't be a phony.
Let the employer know you can meet all the qualification for the job and that you will give it 110%.
When writing to an employer use proper grammar in your sentences.
Do not write to a prospective employer as if you are texting someone, running sentences together and using text slain.
If you have a resume offer it but don't insist they take it.
When you fill out the application answer every question and give all the information you can.
TAKE YOUR OWN PEN WITH YOU. This shows the employer you are serious.
When you fill out the application PRINT. Be legible so the employer can read what you've written.
If you have a LOT of jobs on your resume DO NOT list all of them.
Employers do not like to see that you go from one job to another. Only list the important jobs you have held.
Show a real time consistency between each job.
List your education and job experiences and any job training you may have.
Show courtesy and respect to the person who is hiring and make them your friend.
DO NOT and I cannot express this strong enough but DO NOT give the prospective employer a hard luck story.
They don't want to hear it nor do they want to employ someone who might have personal problems.
Listen more then you speak. (IMPORTANT)
Answer every question and be inquisitive about the job position showing a real interest but DON'T overdo it.
Do not be evasive in your answers and do not show that you have anything to hide.
Let the employer know you can be there every day and on time and work from their schedule and NOT YOURS.
If you want a job you have to meet their criteria.
Have a good conversation and just be you.
Sit up straight and don't slouch.
SMILE - SMILE- SMILE.
But don't overdo it.
Relax and put your best foot forward.
You will have no problem finding a job.
Follow up. Wait 2 to 3 days and then call the employers you placed your application with and ask them if they would consider you for any job position they might have.
The most important thing you can do before you go out looking for a job is to PRAY. Ask God to go with you and He will. He is the one who opens doors for those who believe.
If that's not you then find your power of persuasion by doing good works in the community and for others to create a positive energy in your own life going forward that can affect the outcome of events.
Finding a good job is important but everyone should be in business for themselves. Whether it's providing a valuable service such as lawn care or selling a good product, get in business for yourself. There are a lot of things you can do that has a low startup cost. Something you can do part time that will add an extra income to your household.
The money you make from your own business save it. Save as much money as you can.
There is an old adage that if you give someone a fish you have fed them for a day but if you teach them how to fish you have fed them for a life time.
I hope this helps you.
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