How do I find a job?
Step 1: Think about what you would
like to do.
Make a list of your skills and interests,
don’t leave out anything—you might be
surprised at what you find. Then, make
a list of possible jobs you’re qualified for
or would like to do.
For example, you might have been in
the banking industry, but want to work
with children now. You might be able
to take that experience and become a
substitute math teacher, or you might
decide get a teaching certificate in your
spare time prior to retiring and then
find teaching job.
Step 2: Make a list of your target
What types of companies could benefit from your expertise or skills? Rather
than blanketing companies with unsolicited resumes, research companies and
network… network… network. Find
organizations with ties to your chosen
field and attend meetings.
Step 3: Write a resume.
Write your resume for the job you
want. It may have been 20 years since
you’ve had to write a resume, but it’s
now time to hone those skills. Take your
experience and find a way to apply it to
the type of second career that you want.
Step 5: Use job search services.
You might want to enlist the assistance of a headhunter or an employment agency. These services are free
to you as the companies hiring pay for
Most job postings occur online. You
can post your resume online and search
for jobs on: Monster.com, CareerBuild-er.com and RetirementJobs.com.
Step 6: Persistence.
Don’t give up. It takes time and a lot
of effort, but you can do it.
Step 4: Prepare a list of references
relevant to the job you are seeking.
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