The following information and resource can help in finding a job as soon as possible.
Most often in your job search, you will be directed to the Internet for information on jobs that are available, as well as to submit applications. Although, for some jobs, you will need to fill out an application or turn in a resume with a cover letter. Doing either of these is the more traditional way of applying for jobs. Below are details about each aspect.
Application- A form that employers require you to fill out if you wish to work at their establishment. Usually applications require your name, address, age, past work experience and other aspects of your life that are relevant to working.
Resume- A document that details who you are, what your current occupation is, past education, and what your past occupations were. Not all jobs require resumes, but it is a good idea to have one for reference. There are many websites that will help you build your resume, just type in “building a resume” in a search engine online.
Cover Letter- This letter details the specific reasons as to why you are qualified for the position you are applying for. It may contain some of the same information as your resume (age, name, email address, etc.) but cover letters should be tailored towards the job you are applying for. It should state which skills you have that would benefit the company you are applying to and why they should hire you. Cover letters should be written on a separate piece of paper than your resume, and put on top of your final copy of your resume. Templates for cover letters may also be found easily online through a search engine.
Online job searches have become increasingly important in recent years. Internet job applications are becoming normal for many businesses. Research online is also a good way to get to know companies that are hiring around you. Often when applying online, employers will ask for a resume and cover letter though some will have specific applications they ask for you to fill out and email to them. Online resources can be important to this process and can lead you through the entire process.
In the end, people are your most valuable source of information to help you get a job. Reach out to your place of worship, family members, people at the grocery store, neighbors, etc. Use the job ads in the local newspapers and look for special job or career editions. Jobs also are posted at libraries, on bulletin boards in municipal buildings, in laundries and in front of the businesses needing employees.