June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by

Apr 12, 2007

Suggestions for entering the job market

School days, school days, good old golden rule days….

In a few months for some of you life as you know it will be over. You will be saying goodbye to your old alma mater (high school) and moving on to the next phase in your life. For some of you it will be college and for others it will be to enter the work force. Whatever it is you do after graduation it’s going to require you to make life changes, to grow up if you will. There’s going to be hundreds of you graduating in June and the reality is that the majority of you will in all likelihood be looking for a job and the job market is a stiff competition.

My question for you to consider is, “How are you going to distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack when competing for a job? Not sure? Well here are just a few humble suggestions:

1. Fill out applications neatly and correctly. Be sure to fill in all areas asked for. Your prospective employers will get their first impression of you from your job application. Make it a good one.

2. Dress for success. When you’re out looking for a job your should always be neatly attired. Dress conservatively, no plunging necklines or super short, extra tight skirts or low rise pants. In other words, dress like the young lady you are.

3. Have a resume made up in case it’s requested. Don’t worry about not having enough to put in it. Include positive personal characteristics, computer skills, educational accomplishments, awards, part time work experience etc.

4. Keep at it. It may take a while to find a job but don’t get discouraged. There’s something out there that you can do.

5. Be courteous, speak properly, look people in the eyes, smile… it looks good on you.

6. Remember even if you have to work for a while that doesn’t mean you have to give up on your college dream. So while working, save or better still take a few courses on a part time basis. A good education can open more doors and give you more options.

1 comment:

eph2810 said...

What wonderful suggestions, Bernadine. I have to agree that the first impression is always very important.

Blessings to you and yours.

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