8 Steps to Finding A Similar Job
If you happen to have lost your job but liked the same kind of work that you previously did and want to continue, what are you supposed to do?
There are many avenues that you could find to search for work. You can always rely on the easiest route—the internet. Use the power of search via Google and find the same type of job you used to do.
There are basically a lot of job hunting resources to utilize including newspaper ads, social networks through friends, job boards and local unemployment offices. You could even use specific sites such as SimplyHired.com or Indeed.com for the job hunt.
What if nothing turns up from your searches?
The basic reason why this post was created is to elevate your thinking into some level which would allow you to exercise those dusty brain tissues. First off is to think about related jobs.
Ask yourself these questions and see if you can come up with some answers.
1. What are those equipments, supplies or support services that you have learned from your previous job? Suppliers could have some job posts open that might get you in or vendors from your previous employers might have the same and they basically won’t doubt you especially if you have the operating knowledge of their equipments. Just ask and ask nicely.
2. Are there any machinery or technologies you have learned from your last job? If so, try to figure out those places that could make of use the skills that you’ve learned using those machinery or technologies and approach the ones you’re able to find.
3. Finding the training organization or development provider to you or your company can help in finding your next job unless you’re good at communication but again, it never hurts to ask.
4. Contact those companies, organizations or customers that you have served in your last job. Their familiarity of you can help your cause in case they have a vacant slot in their team.
5. Have you led or participated on any community or service organizations from your previous work? If so, they might be one viable source of job opportunity.
6. If you have demonstrated some problem-solving skills and management abilities from your previous job, you might actually use this experience to find areas where you think your services will be necessary.
7. Did your previous employer worked with temporary agencies, outsourcing agencies or sub-contractors? Then, you have an added resource coming from them and see if they can give you a temporary, contractual or a long-term job.
8. Examine your community and determine the people’s needs and the services they are willing to pay for just because they don’t have much time to do it on their own. Ideas coming out of these needs can be a great starter to think of some small business venture.
Finding the job you used to have or something of the same kind can be hard especially if your previous job is becoming outdated. The best weapon to it is to continue educating yourself and learning new things as you go because you never know what comes next.
There can be a lot more to add to this list but for the mean time, use this as a quick guide in case you’re missing out on something. Bookmark this post or send it to your family and friends so they too can learn from these tips.