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10 Tips on How to Find a Job

Posted by | October 27, 2012 | Mosaic Blog

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Sadly, you probably do in this economy.

Unfortunately, we live in an economy right now with a high unemployment rate. I live in West Virginia, so I’ve watched a lot of people I know get laid off and then have to take on the daunting task of trying to find work. This may sound easy to some people, but it can be a whole lot tougher than you would think.

Some people have no options at all and will take anything they can come by. Even though they’re willing to work for minimum wage, they still find it extremely difficult to land a job. Therefore, you can only imagine how rough it is for some people out there that was making upwards of $20 per hour and they want to find a job that pays in that general area. Sadly, that’s usually not going to happen for them and they will have to settle with anything they can get to pay their bills, take care of their families, etc…

I’m going to give you some tips on how to find a job and hopefully I will help some of you out. If I do, please let me know by leaving a comment below. I’d really like to know if I’ve helped someone out. 🙂 Also, if you have any other job tips or just want to talk about the poor economy in general, I’m all ears.

10 Tips on How to Find a Job:

#1: Do What You Have to Do

If you’re in need of a job in order to make ends meet, you better get ready to work some crappy jobs that you don’t want to work at. You should be open to working anywhere you possibly can, because you never know when another chance for employment is going to pop up. Even if it’s not in your field, you can work at a job out of your field until something in your field pops up. So, keep an eye out for job openings even if you’re already employed.

#2: Get Off the Internet

A lot of people will only look on the Internet for jobs, but the truth is that it’s really hard to land a job you’ve found online. You’re basically tossing your name into a hat with tons of other people that saw the same ad as you. Instead of doing this, you should try to make the search a little more personal. Ask your friends and families if they know of any places that are currently hiring. Sometimes, your friends or family members will know someone that works at the place that is hiring and a referral like that is a good way to get your foot into the door.

#3: Let’s Get Personal

If you fill out a job application and you haven’t heard anything for a few days, you should call in to check out the status of your application. A lot of people do not do this, so you’re going to stand out. When they do get a chance to look over your application, they’re going to remember your name and they will remember the fact that you cared enough to call in about the position. Trust me, this will help you. If you call in and haven’t heard from them for another few days, you shouldn’t be afraid of calling in once more. What do you have to lose; right?

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iUrban Teen Tech Summit

Posted by | October 26, 2012 | Mosaic Blog

iUrban Teen Tech brings together underserved and underrepresented Teens in an all day, immersive technology event that shares opportunities in a myriad of technical careers. At these events, attendees will learn about what’s new in the amazing world of technology, gaming and more. Our events are free and offer the attendees an opportunity to share their wisdom and insights, preferences and needs with today’s technology leaders. Our recent Summit on the campus of WSU-Vancouver was a huge success, over 140 Teens and their parents participated. Next Summit scheduled for March 2, 2013. Learn more at


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