Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Step 2: Decide Where You're Going to Apply

That’s right, honey, we’re not done yet and still have a long way to go. Now you have to decide where you’ll be submitting the resume you prepared in Step 1. If you’re only applying for a single opening at a specific location, then you’re set and can skip this step. But for all you other lost little rain drops, it’s time to make a plan! It’s best to apply to more places than necessary than not enough—literally, I applied to over 30 places in order to find my job…but the point is that I found it, right?

1. Paper Plan
This is just a list of where you’re planning to apply. If you’re not sure where to apply, just look up everywhere possible. Literally…if you want to be a hairdresser, just go on Google maps and type in “hair salons near [your address]”. If you want to find an entry-level position, just look up the directory to your nearest mall and write down every place that you’re interested in.

2. Physical Plan
Well, this is still going to be on paper, but this is your true game plan.  You have to figure out where you’ll be going so that you’re not running around! Print out a map of your mall directory or city, and get an idea of the most efficient way to hit every location.

1 comment:

  1. I'd like to add: this shits extremely difficult without a car. Especially in the winter, wearing dress clothes, taking the bus, getting your shoes and pants covered in salt/wet. Having to carry around your resumes in cold freezing wind, fucking bad times man. I hate looking for jobs.