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Before beginning your јob search, make an inventory of your marketable skills and abilities. Knowing which skills you have that are likely to be in demand, and knowing which businesses and organizations will be demanding them, will help to point you in the right direction.

To inventory your marketable skills, make a list of the things you have found you are good at - reading and writing, math, working with computers, etc. And also make a list of your limitations - not only the things you are not good at, but the limits of your capabilities in the things you do well. Not every good writer is good at technical writing or writing lengthy reports, not every computer whiz knows all the programming languages or admin-type skills.

Remember that there is such a thing as being overqualified - if you are applying for a јob that is below your skill level, a prospective employer may be reluctant to hire and train you for fear that you will soon leave for a better job that matches your skill level.

Once you have inventoried your skills, begin to work on your resume, making sure that it reflects your marketable skills (you may want to create several versions of the resume, each emphasizing different parts of your skill set). Many employers will ask for other materials as well (a cover letter, samples of work, etc.), but a resume is almost always required.

Once you have built your resume(s) and other materials, it is time to start looking for јob openings that match your skills and your intended career path. One good place to start is the internet, which has many sites dedicated to matching јob seekers with available openings: Monster, Indeed, and CareerBuilder can make your јob search easier.

Online job searching is just one of many options for finding job openings. The internet is worldwide, but your local newspaper is close to home and its “Help Wanted” ads will offer opportunities right in your vicinity. Do not forget that if you are looking for јobs close to home, you can often јust walk into a business and ask if they are hiring. If you have a car, keep copies of your resume in it, in case you find yourself driving past a business that is hiring, or that looks like it might have the sort of јob that you are seeking.

Remember, not all job openings are posted publicly. Some businesses have room for another employee, but are not actively seeking to hire. Others may be planning to fill a vacancy internally, with someone already working there - but they may be open to a highly qualified newcomer, if one walks through the door.

Likewise, people you know may be aware of јob opportunities that are not being advertised. When you are in the јob market, make sure your friends, relatives and even old teachers or previous co-workers you have kept in touch with are aware of your situation. They may know of someone who is looking for help, and having a personal connection with the people who are hiring can give you an edge over some stranger who sends a resume or knocks on the door. As they say, it is not what you know, it is who you know. Networking can make a crucial difference in finding the јob you want.

Another resource that many people overlook is the local phone book. Interested in an insurance job? Let your fingers do the walking through the listings of local insurance companies. Also, some public libraries carry listings of businesses in the area.

Once you have a list of employers in your chosen area, it probably will not take more than a day to call every office in your area and ask about employment prospects - or to visit them in person (with your resume, of course), and ask to speak to the manager or whoever is in charge of hiring. And do not forget that not every business is covered in the usual listings. If you see a company that interests you, walk in and ask them about employment.

Remember to keep track of which employers to which you have applied. If you have walked in and filled out an application, write down the name of the company (and date you applied) as soon as possible, along with any other relevant information (name of the person hiring and details of the job) and keep the list updated and handy (perhaps right next to your phone). If you get a call back from one of your prospects, you can use the list to remind yourself of the details of the job and impress the prospective employer with your familiarity.

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