How To Find Quick, Free, Job Search Resources
How to Find, Quck, FREE Job Search
There are many free job search resources available
in any community, large or small. These resources
are available to the aspiring CEO as well as to the
person who wants to make sandwiches. Some
job seekers are not aware of what helpful places
and people there are, especially for FREE. The
1. The nearest WorkSource office. (It used to be
called the "unemployment office"). These agencies
are in small towns and big cities and federally
funded. Most WorkSource offices have access to
the Internet; job search workshops; resume
writing help; posted job announcements and
access to employment specialists who are there
to help. Help from this agency works best, if the
job seeker asks about available resources and
how that will help him or her. Asking is the key.
2. Local community colleges often have career
centers, which have job announcements,
counselors ready to assist the job seeker and
interest and aptitude assessment tests. (These
are usually set at a modest fee). Ask for help.
3. The local public library is a gold mine of
free information. They have access too, to the
Internet; local business directories for use; job
search books and pamphlets as well as access
to inter-library loan services. Reference
librarians are there to help. Asking does it.
4. Private employment agencies may offer
their own assessment tests before the job
seeker signs on with them. It doesn't cost
much, except gas, to go have a look.
5. The local phone book may have job
clubs or support groups listed. Private
counselors may help with a free, first
session if job seeking problems are
taking an emotional toll.
6. Talking to everyone you meet helps
immensely. Find out what people do
and talk to them about their jobs.
Introduce yourself as a "support person"
and tell these others what you want to do.
Get names, addresses, phone numbers &
email addresses too. Offer your help.
(For the anxious job seeker, thinking
about someone else, helps chase
7. Use all of these free ways to
connect with a job. Invent some of
your own & keep looking!
About the Author: Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.
Certified Job & Career Transition Coach
Phone: (509) 469-3514