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Job support groups

 - Join job-search support groups in your community - These groups can provide emotional support and reduce feelings of isolation - Success rates of these groups may vary - Most support groups meet once a week for a few hours - They offer a community for job hunters who may feel lonely - It is beneficial to have encouragement and support during the job search process - Check with your local library or to find these groups.

Responding to ads

Answering ads in professional or trade journals, appropriate to your field. This means looking at professional organizations in your profession or field and answering any ads that intrigue you. Some job boards will be limited to members only, but the websites often contain articles about the job search for the profession. 

Recruitment agencies

 - Private employment agencies, also known as staffing agencies, talent agencies, and recruiting firms, can assist in job search across various fields. - These agencies are prevalent in large metropolitan areas and cover a wide range of job categories. - To find these agencies, use search terms like "employment agencies" along with your location or desired job field on Google. For example, "employment agencies in Doha" or "employment agencies marketing careers." - The quality of these agencies can vary significantly, with some being highly competent and others being inept or potentially fraudulent. - It's important to research any agency before engaging their services. - Remember, you should never have to pay a fee to an employment agency. The employer who hires you should cover these costs. If an agency asks for a fee, it's best to look elsewhere.

Applying online

 - Searching for job postings online is a common method used by job seekers. - This method can be challenging due to the high competition from other applicants. - However, there are success stories of job seekers securing jobs through online applications. - The success of online job applications largely depends on the career field and the law of supply and demand. - Fields like engineering, finance, or health care, where demand is greater than supply, may yield more successful results with online applications. - In fields where the supply of applicants is greater than the demand, employers may not respond to online applications.

Career tests

 - Career tests are widely available in books, online, and through career advisors. - These tests offer guidance and insight for career choosers or changers. - However, they only provide a limited view of personality traits and interests. - Career tests do not typically measure specific skills. - Some tests can be manipulated to fit desired career choices. - People who are undecided about careers may appear undecided in their test results. - While tests can offer helpful information, it is often incomplete. - Look for clues, hunches, or suggestions rather than expecting a definitive answer. - Interest-based career tests reflect your current self-knowledge and cannot predict future skills or talents. - Interpret test results carefully with the help of a skilled counselor to avoid being misled. - Career tests can shape ideas but won't provide all the answers. - Be cautious of any charges associated with online tests. - Recommended tests include Dr. Martin Seligman's assessments o

Learn what you love

 - Choose a college degree based on your interests, not just job prospects. - A degree doesn't guarantee a job, especially if you don't enjoy the field. - Many people regret choosing a degree based on job prospects and remain unemployed. - Law graduates have sued their schools for false employment figures. - Take control of your career choice, explore it thoroughly, and pursue a degree if you love it. - A degree should be pursued out of passion, enthusiasm, and energy, not just for job security. - Use this blog's advice on social media and resume writing to communicate your education effectively to employers. - Choosing a career you love can lead to a fulfilling life.

Keep it fun

 - Finding a new job in a career you love should be enjoyable. - If you're having fun, you're likely doing it right. - To make it more fun, draw a picture of your ideal life on a large piece of paper using colored pencils or pens. - Include details like where you live, who you're with, what you do, how your home looks, and your dream vacation. - Don't let reality limit your imagination. - If you can't draw, use symbols or doodles with labels to represent different aspects your of ideal life. - You can also create a vision board by cutting out pictures and quotes from magazines or the internet and sticking them onto a piece of paper. - This exercise is powerful because it uses images instead of words, which engages your creative mind and encourages change. - Doing fun activities like this can help you explore and envision your new life.

Take your time

 - Job-hunting activities usually take longer than expected. - Writing a good resume requires more than just a couple of hours. - Don't rush the process of creating your resume. - Spend ample time and thought on choosing a new career for better results. - Quick solutions often have negative consequences. - It's okay to make mistakes and take your time. - Most people will have five to seven careers and more than ten jobs in their lifetime.

Focus on what you enjoy

 - Focus on what you love doing. - The best job for you will use your favorite skills. - It will be in a field or subject you enjoy. - The job should offer a work environment you like. - It should have working conditions that suit you. - The job should pay you a salary or rewards you prefer. - It should help you achieve your personal goals and values. - To find this job, you need to understand yourself well.

You not the job market

 - Focus on your interests and passions first, not just the job market trends - Your enthusiasm makes you more attractive to employers - Try to find passion in any job by focusing on its benefits - "Hot" jobs are often based on projections and guesses, so take them with caution - Example of hot jobs in 2019: Data Scientist, Nursing Manager, Marketing Manager, etc. - Consider if these jobs match your skills and interests before pursuing them - Hot job lists may not be helpful for making career decisions - The US government's Occupational Outlook Handbook provides more detailed projections - Choosing a hot career might not be the best decision in the long run - The best career search starts with understanding yourself and your interests

Preserve stability

 - Keep balance: When switching jobs, maintain some stability in your life. - Don't change everything: Even though you're making a big change, not everything has to change. - Have a solid base: You need something steady in your life when everything else is shifting. - Rely on constants: Things like your personality, beliefs, values, and talents can be your steady base.

Explore careers broadly

 1. Look into any job that catches your interest. 2. Speak to people who are already in that job to understand it better. 3. Ask them what they like and dislike about their job. 4. Find out how they got into their job, this could help you understand how to get into it too. 5. Ask them about their view of their job, as everyone sees their job differently. 6. Remember, you don't have to see the job the same way they do. 7. Even with the same job title, there's often a lot of flexibility for you to make the job suit you and your skills.

Skill Listing

 - Make a list of your main skills - Choose your top five favorite skills - Provide examples of using these skills in the past - Focus on your strengths and unique abilities - Remember that many organizations want a diverse workforce - Keep a learning mindset and think about why employers would be lucky to have you - Skills are more important than challenges - Concentrate on what you can do, not what you can't - Prepare to showcase your skills to potential employers

Balancing self-esteem

 - Good self-esteem is about finding a balance between thinking too little and thinking too much of ourselves. - Egotism or narcissism refers to thinking too highly of oneself, which can be problematic. - Many books and warnings highlight the growing narcissism in society. - To avoid appearing self-centered, some people shy away from acknowledging their strengths and gifts. - However, it's important to appreciate our gifts humbly and gratefully, without sounding egotistical. - Paying attention to the unique gifts of others helps maintain a balanced perspective. - Showing interest in others, being polite, and expressing gratitude can help prevent falling into the trap of narcissism. - Treating others as equals by raising them up instead of lowering ourselves is a valuable approach. - It's important to be aware of the skills and talents of friends and loved ones and compliment them genuinely. - Self-reflection, gratitude, humility, and awareness of others are key elements in main

PIE Interview

 The PIE method is a three-step plan designed to help people overcome shyness and get ready for job interviews. It stands for: 1. P - Practice (or Pleasure) Interviewing: In step, choose a subject that you enjoy talking about, which is not related to your career. Find someone who also likes this subject and have a practice conversation with them. This helps you feel more comfortable talking to people one-on-one. 2. I - Informational Interviewing: In this step, you talk to someone who works in the job or field you are interested in. This helps you learn more about the job and decide if it is something you want to do. 3. E - Employment Interviewing: This is the last step, where you have an interview with a person who can give you a job in the area you are interested in. The PIE method helps people gain confidence and improve their ability to have interviews by starting with easy conversations about subjects they like and slowly moving to more formal interviews about their career goals. B

Overcoming Shyness

I. Understand Your Shyness II. Work with Your Strengths III. Practice Self-Compassion IV. Rehearse and Prepare V. Use Prayer / Mindfulness Meditation VI. Pursue What You're Enthusiastic About

Equal opportunity based on skills

An expat lady was having a hard time finding a job. She felt sad and useless because she didn't get any phone calls from the job ads she applied to. But then she found a book for job seekers and spent three weeks reading it and doing the exercises. She learned more about herself and felt ready to try looking for a job again. She used the book as a guide and got two job offers in just two weeks. She picked a job at a small company that paid well and had a flexible schedule. The employer was honest about their work environment and what they expected from their employees. This helped the woman decide if the job was right for her. The story shows how important it is to know yourself, talk about what you can bring to a job, and find a job that matches your values and needs.

Working after jail time

If you have been in jail before, you might find it difficult to get a job because of background checks. However, there are many resources available to help ex-offenders find jobs. It's important to use all the help you can get, like asking people you know or going to organizations that help ex-offenders find jobs.  Some countries are changing their laws to make it easier for ex-offenders to get jobs. You should check the rules in your city to see if this applies to you.  There are many resources available to help ex-offenders find jobs. For example, Mark Drevno has written a book called Jails to Jobs. He also has a website that helps with finding employment and removing tattoos.  There is also a free workbook available online called the STEP AHEAD Workbook, which can help with finding a job. The US Department of Labor's CareerOneStop website also offers guidance and support for ex-offenders, including videos and a downloadable PDF of state resources. offers i

Ex-soldiers don't shoot their co-workers

 - Veterans, also known as ex-soldiers, often feel undervalued by employers. - Some employers have biases against hiring veterans due to misconceptions about PTSD. - However, there are employers who prefer hiring veterans. - Veterans have advantages when applying for government jobs. - Veterans can seek employment assistance from their VA office. - Joining support groups can help veterans connect with others facing similar job-search challenges. - Veterans should avoid using military jargon in resumes and interviews. - Translating military experience into civilian terms is important. - Employers value leadership skills, goal-setting abilities, and a strong work ethic.

Education level

 - Employers may have two biases: thinking you lack the skills needed for the job or thinking you have too much experience and will be bored or want more money. - If they think you have too much experience, you need to explain why you want the job and offer a clear explanation of why you are seeking this position. - If they think you lack the skills, you need to be clear about the skills you possess and provide proof that you can perform them as well as someone with a degree. - Having a portfolio or other demonstration of your skills can be helpful. - You should express a desire to learn and build skills as needed and inquire about on-the-job training or additional education. - Regardless of future learning opportunities, you must demonstrate your ability to perform the duties of the position and hit the ground running when you are employed.

Age is only a number

 - Age discrimination can work both ways, with insults directed at both younger and older workers. - Some employers may be skeptical about hiring younger workers, concerned about work ethic, job longevity, and training needs. - Baby boomers may find it hard to find a job in their retirement years, and may need to keep working longer than expected. - Workers are legally protected from age discrimination, but may still encounter it. - Employers may be concerned about energy, flexibility, and salary expectations when hiring older workers. - Persistence and a positive attitude can help job hunters of any age succeed.

Be ready with answers

 - When looking for a job, there may be obstacles related to work, such as changing fields, moving to a faraway place, or changing jobs too often. - It's important to understand what the employer might be concerned about and be ready to explain your work history in a positive way. - Emphasize what you did well in your previous jobs and what you hope to achieve in the new role. - If you left jobs quickly, talk about your desire for a long-term opportunity. If you're searching for a job far away, express your willingness to do online interviews and travel if needed.

Unemployed for too long

 - Some employers may not want to hire you if you have been out of work for a year or more. - Don't give up, keep looking for employers who don't have this prejudice. - Prepare a story that talks about the positive things you did during your time out of work. - Focus on the things you learned, the skills you gained, volunteer work you did, or family responsibilities you managed.

Disability is not inability

 - Companies are recognizing the value of hiring people with disabilities and have special recruitment programs for this purpose. - Neurodiverse individuals with conditions like ADD and autism can excel in jobs that require focus and attention to detail. - Disabilities do not determine a person's career suitability as everyone has their own strengths and abilities. - Professional evaluations and vocational rehabilitation offices can help individuals find the right job fit. - Vocational specialists provided by insurance companies can assist in finding new employment after an accident. - Seek medical advice and explore new technologies or treatments if a disability seems to limit one's dreams. - Resources like the Job Accommodation Network and professional associations offer information on accommodations and support groups. - Support groups can provide emotional support and potential job opportunities. - Consider alternative careers aligned with personal interests if a disability

No discrimination

 - Employers cannot discriminate against job seekers based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. - Discrimination can be subtle and hidden, so it may be difficult to know if it is happening. - If you believe you are a victim of illegal discrimination, you can consult a lawyer. - Lawyers may offer a free consultation to determine if you have enough proof to proceed with a legal case. - There may be risks to filing a lawsuit, so lawyers may suggest other options, such as filing a complaint or proceeding with your concerns in other ways. - There are laws that protect job seekers from discrimination.

Everyone has got an issue

 - If you've been turned down for a job, you might think there's something wrong with you that's keeping you from getting hired. - There are many reasons why you might think this, such as a disability, not having enough education, or being from a different culture or background. - However, it's important to remember that not all employers will have the same requirements for hiring, and there are many different employers out there. - You should focus on your unique talents and skills, and keep looking for employers who are looking for someone like you. - Many employers are actively seeking a diverse workforce, so look for clues on their websites or in their human resources office to see if they are welcoming to all. - Overcoming stigma or misunderstandings about your issues is a challenge, but you can proactively address this through your interview, social media, resume, and networking.

Get help but you need to work

Sometimes in a job search, you may feel like you're not making progress or facing too many obstacles. If this happens, you can seek help from friends, family, or job-search groups in your community. Having support can make the job search feel less difficult. If you need professional help, consider speaking with a licensed psychologist or counselor for emotional support or a career coach for job search advice. However, be careful when choosing a career coach and do your research before paying for services. Remember that no one can do the job search for you, and you will still have to do the work. Maintaining a positive attitude and taking care of yourself during the job search is essential for your well-being.

Channel your frustrations or anger.

 - Exercise can help you release anger and frustration - Activities like running, walking, or jumping rope can be helpful - Punching a pillow or a punching bag can also help - Building a gym at home with pillows can be an option - Seeking professional help from a psychologist, counselor, or coach is also an option if needed

Learn to read

• Read books on subjects that interest you. • Read self-improvement books. • There are millions of free online videos, podcasts, webinars on any subject. Search Google for the topics that interest you. • Get ebooks from online sources • Enroll in free or low-cost online classes.


- Procrastination means putting off doing something that you know you should do. - Resistance is the feeling that makes you procrastinate. It's the fear of failure or rejection that stops you from doing what you need to do. - The more important something is to you, the more likely you are to resist it. - If you're having trouble with procrastination, there are books that can help you. One good book is called Do the Work by Stephen Pressfield. - Pressfield suggests that you "turn pro" in your job search. This means taking yourself and your job search seriously, and doing the work that is needed to get the job done well. - To "turn pro," you need to be aware of what distracts you from your progress. Write down any triggers that might pull you off the job-search path, and think about what you can do to lessen those distractions.

Develop a flexible mindset

- Change your perception of reality by focusing on positive aspects of your life. - Use "appreciative inquiry" to create your own reality and ask yourself better questions. - Remember your past successes and focus on your energy instead of anxiety. - Volunteer to help others in need to feel less discarded by society. - Envision a positive future and make a list of things you like to help you make decisions. - Set meaningful goals and focus on completing smaller tasks one at a time. - Keep your to-do list reasonable and focused on what you can do today.

Your behavior matters and can make a difference

- Some people give up because they believe they can't do it and feel helpless. - Feeling overwhelmed can increase feelings of helplessness. - Feeling helpless is a state of mind that you can change by recognizing that you have the power to make changes in your life. - Recognize the challenges you are facing and take action to overcome them. - What you choose to do matters and can make a difference in your life. - Asking yourself, "What actions would I take if my behavior counted?" can start you on a new path.

Treat yourself

- When you feel anxious, remind yourself that it's just fear and try to downplay it. - It's normal to afraid during a job search, so don't judge yourself for it. - Be your own support system by being kind to yourself and exploring new places. - Look for inexpensive places like parks that you haven't explored before. - Invite supportive friends to join you on these adventures or to boost your mood. - Instead of dwelling on the past, focus on the future and the new opportunities it holds.

Healthy jobseeker

- Take care of your physical and mental health during a job search. - Regular exercise, like a daily walk, can help reduce stress and improve mood. - Being in nature, like seeing trees, sunlight, and flowers, can also help improve mood. - Eat healthy meals and drink plenty of water each day to improve energy levels and overall well-being. - Try to reduce sugar intake in your diet. - See your doctor as needed and keep up with annual physicals and medical tests. - Prioritize self-care and make time for activities that bring joy and relaxation.

Good sleep

It's important to take care of your body and mind by getting enough sleep. Even if you have trouble sleeping at night, try taking naps during the day. When we don't get enough sleep, we can feel or tired. Sometimes, it's hard to tell if we're feeling sad or just tired. Many people who are looking for a job think they're sad because of their situation, but they're actually just tired. Getting enough sleep can make us feel happier and more positive.


- To succeed in a job search, you need to set goals, take action, develop confidence, and improve your self-presentation. - Self-compassion is also important. Take care of yourself, set up rewards for taking action, seek support when you need it, and focus on gratitude. - The world of work is constantly changing, so you need to keep up with what's changing in the job search. You need to learn new skills to survive in this reimagined world. - Knowing yourself better is important. Take an inventory of yourself to know who you are, what you like and do best, what kindles your brain, and what enables you to do your best work. - You need to ask yourself how you will fit in this disrupted world where jobs are increasingly becoming partnerships between people and machines. - You need to reimagine your attitude toward artificial intelligence and start thinking of machines as friends come to help us with certain tasks, not as enemies come to steal our jobs away. - By learning new advanced j

Online Search

 - Job hunting is mostly done online nowadays, so it's important to use your computer to its fullest potential. - You can use a word processor to create a resume, email potential employers, and use social media sites like LinkedIn to network. - You can also use free project management software like Trello to organize your job search. - The internet is a great resource for finding job postings and learning about different types of work. - Be careful of scams when looking for job opportunities online. - Despite the importance of technology, it's still important to develop your communication skills and meet people during the job search process.

Searching never ends

Nowadays, jobs don't last as long as they used to. This means that we may need to look for new jobs more often than before. A study showed that people born between 1957 and 1964 had almost 12 jobs between the ages of 18 and 50. In 2019, 58% of young people planned to change jobs. People are now more willing to move to find better job opportunities. Job hunting is no longer something we can choose to do or not. It's a necessary skill for survival. This means that we need to become really good at job hunting and learn how to do it well.

Changing Job Lanscape

The amount of time people spend in one job has been decreasing over the past few decades. Many factors go into the likelihood of staying with the same job for many years, such as personal decisions, field of employment, and the monetary value of your skill set. Full-time jobs are getting harder to find, so many workers are seeking shorter-term jobs to increase their flexibility. The number of part-time and freelance workers is expected to grow every year. Employers are hiring only when they need help and letting employees go as soon as they don't need that help, which is why short-term jobs are becoming more common. Even in industries where people are hired for longer periods, employers are much more ready to cut the size of their workforce just as soon as things begin to look bad.

Job Hunt Duration

It's difficult to know how long it will take to find a job. In the past, people used a formula that said for every QR 1000 in salary, it would take one month to find a job. But this isn't true anymore. The higher the salary and the more competition there is, the longer it will take to find a job. Sometimes, there are things happening behind the scenes that you don't know about, like internal hiring, funding being withdrawn or hiring being postponed.  If you've been looking for a job for more than a year, it's important to make sure your skills are up-to-date and that you're doing everything you can to find a job.

Elimination game

 Here are some differences between employers and job seekers: - Employers see the job market as a way to eliminate candidates, while job seekers see it as a game of getting hired. - Companies receive many resumes, but they only want to interview a few candidates. Their main goal is to reduce the number of resumes they have to review. - Job seekers want employers to find them, especially if they have the right skills. Some companies search online for potential candidates, but generally, job seekers are expected to take the initiative and reach out to employers. - Job seekers believe that their past performance should be the most important factor considered, but employers look at the overall presentation, including social media profiles and how the candidate performs in interviews. - Job seekers hope to receive confirmation that their resume has been received, but employers are often too busy to send such acknowledgments. - These differences in approach exist because employers prioritize

How employers hire?

 1. Employers prefer to hire someone they already know, so try to get a temporary or contract job first to increase your chances of getting hired full-time later on. 2. Bring proof of your skills when applying for a job, such as a program you've written or photos you've taken. 3. If you know someone who works at the company you want to work for, ask them to introduce you to the person who has the power to hire. 4. Sometimes employers use recruitment agencies they trust to find candidates for them. 5. Look for job ads online or in newspapers to find job openings. 6. Employers may consider your unsolicited resume if they are desperate to fill a position.

Challenges of unsolicited resumes

Looking for a job can be difficult because job seekers and employers have different ways of finding each other. Sometimes, we might think we have applied for a job correctly by sending an email and resume, but the employer only accepts applications through a website. Employers also prefer to hire people they already know or who have a connection to someone in the company. This means that just sending in a resume might not be enough to get hired.

Hidden power of the candidate

- You have power during the job hunt, even if the job market is weak. - Employers have power, but you can compete and approach the job search professionally. - You control the quality of your job search materials, research, interviews, networking, and more. - You define what success means to you, whether it's a title, purpose, or other factors. - You can double your chances of success by mastering job search skills, improving how you present yourself, being confident in your skills, taking action, setting goals, and getting help when needed.

Potential future jobs in 2030

Potential future jobs in 2030 and a brief description of each: 1. AI Ethicist - A professional who ensures that artificial intelligence is developed and used in an ethical and responsible manner. 2. Renewable Energy Technician - A skilled worker who installs, maintains, and repairs renewable energy systems such as solar panels and wind turbines. 3. Space Tourism Guide - A guide who provides tours and information to tourists visiting space. 4. Advanced Manufacturing Specialist - A professional who uses advanced technologies such as 3D printing and robotics to design and produce complex products. 5. Cybersecurity Analyst - A specialist who protects computer systems and networks from cyber attacks and data breaches. 6. Data Analyst - A professional who collects, analyzes, and interprets large amounts of data to help organizations make informed decisions. 7. Digital Marketing Specialist - A professional who uses digital channels such as social media and email to promote products and servic

Job disruption

Technology and current events are changing the way people work. Many jobs are being replaced by robots and AI, like cashiers, bank tellers and telemarketers. Transportation is also being disrupted by ride-sharing services like Uber, and soon driverless vehicles. While this could mean fewer jobs, it could also create new opportunities. People and machines will work together in the future, so it's important to start preparing now to make sure you stay in the job market.

Dont's at interviews

Here are some things you should avoid during a job interview: Don't tell jokes. Speak confidently and avoid being too quiet. Don't say anything negative about your past colleagues, supervisors, or employers. Always tell the truth. Don't just answer questions with a "yes" or "no." Explain your answers and give examples. Avoid talking about personal issues or family problems. Turn off your cell phone and don't answer calls during the interview. Don't ask about salary, vacations, bonuses, or retirement until after you receive an offer. Asking questions other than about the job, company, or industry.

Quantify achievements

When you write your resume, it's important to not only list your skills, but also include specific numbers and data to show how successful you were in your previous jobs.  This will help prove your accomplishments and make your resume more impressive. For example, instead of just saying you increased sales, you should say by how much. Also, if your achievement was especially impressive in your industry or job, explain why it was so impressive.

Action words in CV

Using action words in your curriculum vitae is a great way to show your skills and accomplishments. Words like "managed," "led," "created," and "achieved" show that you are a proactive and successful candidate. This also helps you focus on your achievements, not just your job duties. It's important to use action words to highlight your unique contributions and show your value to potential employers.

30 Minute Resume

If you want to find a job, you need to have a good resume. A resume is a document that tells employers about your work experience and education. It's important to make a good first impression with your resume, so it's important to make it effective. Writing a resume can be scary, but it doesn't have to be. You can create a good resume in just 30 minutes if you follow some simple guidelines. Your resume should include your education, work experience, and what you did in those jobs. That's all you need to do to make a good resume.

Create an effective impression at an interview

To create an effective impression at an interview, it's important to follow a few key steps. First, project warmth and confidence by being friendly and self-assured. Second, state your first and last name, as well as any relevant affiliations or job titles. Third, demonstrate your competence and credibility by highlighting your relevant skills, experience, and accomplishments. You can also mention any relevant education or certifications you have earned.  It's important to be honest and authentic about your abilities and experience, as exaggerating or lying can damage your credibility and harm your chances of getting the job. Instead, focus on presenting yourself in the best possible light while remaining truthful and authentic. By following these steps, you can create a positive and effective impression at your interview.

Strong cover letter

A good cover letter should include the following information: Address it to a specific person and use their professional title. Keep it brief, about half a page long. Mention if someone referred you to the company. Avoid sounding arrogant or desperate. Show interest in the company and highlight two or three of your best qualities. Display confidence in your ability to do the job well. Use a professional, yet enthusiastic tone. Attach it as one file with your resume.

Types of cover letters

There are three types of cover letters: First Contact, Targeted, and Recommendation. A First Contact Cover Letter is used to introduce your skills to a company. It may not always be successful, but if sent at the right time, it could reach a decision maker who may contact you for an interview.  A Targeted Cover Letter is sent to a specific person for a specific job. By presenting your skills and experience effectively, it could increase your chances of getting the job.  A Recommendation Cover Letter is the best chance for getting a job offer. It includes the name of someone who is referring you to the company, which is a bonus.

30 Day Plan

Finding a job that meets your needs and goals takes time and effort. You will be competing with other people for the same job, so you need to be the best candidate. It's a good idea to have a plan for the first 30 days. You should schedule all your interviews on a calendar and use the days without interviews to apply for more jobs. You can also make a list of potential employers to contact, revise your resume, and practice your interviewing skills. This routine will help you find a job more effectively. After each interview, write down what you did well and what you could improve on. This will help you get better at interviewing.

Job Search Kit

To find a job, you need a simple set of tools. Books with job search advice or related topics. Briefcase / Bag or Folder - Use it to carry important things when looking for a job. It can hold your work permit, curriculum vitae, business cards, cover letter, certificates and examples of your best work. Notepad & Pen - Use it to take notes and show your work in a professional way, even before getting the job. Clothes suitable for job interviews. This can be a white shirt, a simple tie, black shoes and a black pant. You might also need a business suit depending on the type of job and the weather will help you decide what to wear.


 SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timed. It's a way to create goals that are clear, measurable, and achievable. Here’s what each of these words means: Specific: Your goal should be clear and specific. Instead of saying "I want to work in sales," say "I want to become a sales representative for a cosmetic company". Measurable: Your goal should be measurable. This means you should set specific benchmarks that can be tracked and measured. For example, you might say "I want to work full-time, for at least 40 hours per week, and earn a salary of at least $40,000 per year." Achievable: Your goal should be realistic and achievable. This means you need to consider things like whether or not the job exists, your qualifications, and any other limitations or requirements. For example, you might want to be a play-by-play announcer for a professional football team, but if there's no team in your area, this might not be achievable

Hard and soft skills

There are two types of skills: hard and soft. Hard skills are things you learn how to do, like plumbing, by going to school or practicing. You can prove them with a certificate or completed project. Soft skills are things about you that help you work well with others, like how you communicate. It's hard to show that you have good soft skills, but you can do it by giving measurable examples and getting feedback from others. Employers want people who are good at both types of skills for different jobs. You need to build skills that are requested in the job descriptions. A good tool recommended by the US Department of Labor to identify your suitable career path. This can be helpful to build the right skills.

Identifying your values and purpose

To have a successful career, you need to know what you want and what the company wants. Here are some things you can do to help you find the right job: Figure out what's important to you and why you want to work. Building the motivation. Think about what skills you have and what kind of jobs you might be good at. Set goals for yourself that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART). Use resources like job boards, career centers, and networking to find job opportunities. Make a plan for the next 30 days to help you stay on track. Some common reasons people look for jobs include making money, using their skills, helping others, and pursuing their dreams.