Here are some ideas I found in the Chicago Tribune Employment section 12-18-2011. I know it is hard for workers today to find employment and I say don’t give dear reader. Keep up the good fight and have hope. You will have success. I hope this helps I been there and done that. From temp work to jobs I would never bother with. As a dear friend of ours said once, ‘You do what you have to do.’
Take contract work, retail and temp work. Many companies will hire full-time if they get a try out first. That is, if you ” fit the job.’ Many places will hire part-time and then a full-time slot later. Maybe a first climb up that ladder.
Network. This worked for me and still doses. Never hurts to have friends looking for you also if you let them know you’re looking for a job. I have a sister who is looking and I have my friends and my wife’s friends looking and we even pick up apps when at Sears or Meier’s! Never wrong or shameful to get a little help from friends as the song goes.
Volunteer. This is a good to keep going and feel good about helping others. Plus looking networking once again with others who are helping out and building friends as well!
Interview. Go out looking for other jobs if one is open. Keeps up your skills and how to answer those hard questions thrown at you in a seconds flash. You get better as you go along. Finally, be yourself. No one is perfect( God is) They are not looking for a Superman or Superhuman woman. Just do the new job. That is all they ask.
In closing, with networking, interview, and walking the pavement, I hope this helps and not give up dear reader and have hope. I will pray for you as well and that we have a good 2012!!