What’s The Best Way To Find A Job?; What’s Best To Do While Looking For A Job?
The best time to look for a job is when you have a job.
Question: But what if you don’t have a job?
How to look?
And what to do meanwhile?
Answer: Go back to school.
Continuous learning is, well, continuous.
And it doesn’t have to be expensive.
Here are three FAB’s, the Features, Advantages and Benefits of going back to class.
If you have a job or not.
Meet a professor
Learn subject matter.
Learn presentation — interview — life skills.
Cheaper than a personal coach.
Get a character reference letter.
Get employed faster
Meet other inquisitive minds
Expand your Friend contact database.
Increased network of contacts for job referrals.
Cheaper than a job placement agency.
Get employed faster
Regularly scheduled class times.
Encourages the student to get out of bed, out of the house.
Provides structure to the job seekers’ week.
Forces the student to walk past career counselors’ office.
Get more done in less time.
Spend less time in Starbucks.
Get employed faster.
The purpose of continuing education is the gaining of new knowledge, skills and abilities. But this is even more important when one is out of work. A perspective employer is going to ask you a number of questions.
The first question will be, “What are you doing now?”
The perfect answer is, “As I look for my next position, I am taking a business refresher course at my local community college.”
Remember: the best time to find a job is when you are working — going to class is your job.
You may be unemployed, but you are busy: You are using your time wisely while you look for work.
As it happens, the Northern Virginia Community College has the perfect solution to help you find your next job.
Sit in my class.
Or apply on-line.
This Friday afternoon class is the perfect capstone to the week and allows the student to job hunt early in the week, early in the day.
Come join my class. And get employed faster.
Thank you (foot)notes:
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As first appeared in The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 20, 2002
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Ch. 1 Exploring the World of Business and Economics
Ch. 2 Being Ethical & Socially Responsible
Ch. 3 Exploring Global Business
Ch. 4 Navigating the World of e-Business
Ch. 5 Choosing a Form of Business Ownership
Ch. 6 Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Franchises
Ch. 7 Understanding the Management Process
Ch. 8 Creating a Flexible Organization
Ch. 10 Attracting and Retaining the Best Employees
Ch. 11 Motivating and Satisfying Employees and Teams
Ch. 13 Building Customer Relationships Through Effective Marketing
Ch. 14 Creating and Pricing Products that Satisfy Customers
Ch. 15 Wholesaling, Retailing, and Physical Distribution
Ch. 16 Developing Integrated Marketing Communications
Ch. 18 Using Accounting Information
Ch. 19 Understanding Money, Banking, and Credit
App. C Business Law