The latest jobs report shows nearly 100,000 jobs were lost in September. While those numbers are discouraging to many, there are success stories.
Good Morning America recently compiled some tips on how some people turned their long-term layoff into a job. Here are a few of their tactics:
- Instead of flooding job boards with resumes, try to connect with people personally, and networking. There may not be a job opening now, but with persistence, one may open up.
- Pursue temp work. The head of a local temp agency told me there are a lot of temporary jobs available in Tulsa, more than they can fill. A temp job gets your foot in the door, and could lead to a permanent position.
- Pinpoint employers you want to work for, and keep in contact with them. Your target list may eventually hit the bulls-eye and land a job.
- Keep in touch with people you used to work with. Maintaining good relationships with former colleagues may get you hired back by a former employer in a different role.
- And here's another one that got someone a job. They were laid off, wanted to work in the non-profit world, but got no response. So they volunteered their time for seven months, and it turned into a full-time paying job.
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