With everything formal and automated these days, it's difficult to realize
that a job search can occur right inside a real brick and mortar building.
Most job seekers head for
the human resources department and fill out an application. It happens all the
time. However, it's prudent to do a good deal of research and target companies
that you feel you can add value to.
The key to this is getting your cover letter
and resume into the hands of the person who will do the hiring. That's usually the
head of a department or an editor. Find out who this person is! Send your package
to him or her and then be prepared to make a pitch to them.
In smaller businesses
it's easier to find the manager and the meeting is usually fairly informal. Remember,
that first impressions count! And employers are looking for motivated people who
can help them be more productive as a company.
You need to look out for your own best interest. That's why
you should do some research, get expert opinion, and ask questions. After
all, you wouldn't want to step into a job and then be laid-off shortly after
because of financial problems in the company!
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Have questions about your job search?
Don't hesitate to ask!
For those new to the Net or overwhelmed by the nature of the
online job market I suggest you look at the Cyber Search Tutorial.There
are more job boards and classifieds from metro newspapers.
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daily updates on the writing and publishing industry.