Stress-free Job Hunting Guide

by Mickey Mixon

 

Hunting for the perfect job for an individual requires time, effort and knowledge.

 

For stress free job-hunting, every individual must first consider the following pointers before starting the job hunting process:

 

1. Know what type of job you would like to apply for.   Attending job fairs that offer work not related to your degree or work preference would be a waste of time.

 

Consider your interests, preference of work location and job shifts, especially considered by persons who have small children family members to take care of.  If all these fit the category of the job opening available, it would be best to proceed with the application process.

 

2. Prepare needed documents of your career portfolio.  Have several copies of your resume, transcript of records and any certifications ready for immediate submission if needed.

 

3. Know where to look for job postings.  There are various forms that offer listing of jobs.   Below are some of these sites:

 

3.1 Internet. One of most widely used searching options is the Internet.  Aside from the fact that browsing the Internet for available jobs is less time consuming than personal appearances, this can also be the least expensive form of job hunting. You would not need to buy newspapers to browse through the ads for vacancies nor spend gas money to go to the company offices.

 

Local, national and international vacancies can be browsed through the net, offering one a much wider perspective in choosing the right job.

 

3.2 Newspapers.  One of the most commonly used searching medium.  Local newspapers advertise jobs that are within an applicant’s commuting distance.  Available jobs are usually printed on a regular basis.

 

3.3 Career or Job Centers.  These usually offer information for high school or college applicants under 25 years of age.  They cater mostly to the younger applicants, but if you are considering a change of career, this may be worth a look. Job listings are frequently updated; therefore regular visits would ensure the applicants of new job postings.

 

3.4 Periodicals or magazines.  Professionals are best advised to look for jobs in magazines since employers that would want to hire professionals usually advertise on such journals.

 

3.5 Offices.  Most companies have postings of job openings on their Vacancy Boards in HR and online.  Applicants may go to the office to look for vacancies and then submit their resume or other pertinent documents to the respective division.

 

About the Author – Mickey Mixon

Sugar Land Businessman Mickey Mixon is a Licensed Private Investigator, www.AIB-Inc.com and a Talented Internet Marketer specializing in New Media and Affiliate Marketing http://PopGoesTheBiz.com . Mickey’s career includes a 15 year career in Houston Texas area retailing, owning stores in 5 malls until 1998. In 1997 he formed the PI firm American Information Bureau/American Investigation Brokers LLC. In 1996 he published his first book, Job Search Survival ,with an updated edition released on July 4, 2009. He is also Ministry Coordinator for the SCBC Job’s Ministry in Sugar Land TX.  Contact Mickey at  JobSearchSurvival@gmail.com http://www.JobSearchSurvival.com