We asked you to tell us about some of your favorite job hunting tips. We wanted to see what job advice you might have for your fellow job seekers. The response was outstanding. We received hundreds of job search tips that we are sure will help you with your job search - especially the tip from our winner, Latasha M.
Here is the winning tip as well as some of our other favorites.
My favorite job hunting tip is to KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND KEEP SMILING. We all know that job hunting can be very stressful. But you need to remember to keep a positive attitude even if you get the interview but don’t get the job. You never know when you will need to apply again. You want to leave a lasting, but POSITIVE impression. A positive attitude and a smile will get you far! – Latasha M.
Don’t give up
The best job hunting advice I would give would be to never give up. No matter how many times you get turned down by someone, just get back up and do it again. I have realized that people in the world will make you feel like you're not good enough... all I do is smile and keep going because someone out there will think I am perfect for their job. I am a mother of three with only a GED and people look down on me. All I want to do is get a good job and work hard at it. I know the perfect job for me is out there and there is a perfect job out there for you too so DO NOT GIVE UP!! – Kristin H.
You are unique
This is a tip for the baby boomers out there looking for their second career. Believe in yourself! You have lived life and have life experiences that make you unique to the job market. Look beyond the basic qualifications required on a job posting. You are not basic. You’ve made it in life this far so that gives you an edge young people do not have. Use that experience on your resumes no matter how trivial you may think it is. Persistence and attitude are key. – Karen P.
It’s a job
Job hunting is a job. So you must get up search for jobs early in the morning. If you are truly seeking to earn a living you must be dedicated even in the face of adversity and failure. You have to have the mentality that this is a dog-eat-dog world and everyone is hungry. It just depends on how bad you want to survive. – Kenneth F.
Don’t take it personally
The best job-hunting advice anyone has given me so far is to keep up your search and don’t get discouraged or take it personally if an employer doesn’t give you a callback or there aren’t any openings. I used to have a problem with doing that and this advice really helped me to realize that there are other fish in the sea of jobs! – Sabrina S.
Don’t dismiss your experience
I have searched for three jobs in my life and I have been lucky enough to receive all three jobs. Here are my ways to get a job. First and foremost, when going job hunting provide adequate information on the application such as volunteer work, interests, and career goals. My employers have been impressed with the volunteer work I do and the career I am pursuing. Secondly, when the application is submitted wait about one week then call the place of interest. Ask to speak to a manager and let them know you are very interested in a position. Finally when going for an interview use common manners and be yourself. Do not blow them away with over-exaggerated responses. During the jobs I had when I was in high school, saying "yes sir/madam" or "no sir/madam" really helped. Thank you and I hope these are the keys to finding the job of your choice. Good luck! – Ryan C.
Find the right job
Before searching for a job, sit down and write 10 things you see yourself doing in a job environment. Find the things that you like to do and are of value to you and you will never work a day in your life... Just be yourself. Good luck! – Jose P.