"Hot Tips on How to Job Scout"
Prior to looking for the specific job that would the best fit for
you, learn how to effectively market your talents.  This will help
you gauge the possibility of landing on the job you want.  First,
skills and interests should be evaluated personally.  Jotting down a
list would definitely be the best way to define your capabilities;
second, to know your limitations.  There are jobs that are too
demanding that might not work for you, or jobs that you may be
overly qualified for; and third, planning the time as soon as there
is an inner instinct that tells you that you are ready and
qualified.  Once this has been done, go to companies and prospective
employers early in the morning for this will give them a good
impression and for the applicant, a time to complete the process the
application if lucky.  Remember, the early bird catches the worm.
The very first thing that needs to be done when looking for a job is
to prepare an impressive resume.  The resume will depend on the type
of job being applied for.  There are times when certain employers
require curriculum vitae and even a cover letter or letter of
intent.  Every professional job you apply for expects to receive a
well written resume.
After preparing the documents needed for application, the next thing
that should follow is finding vacancies for new hires.  Searching
using the Internet will be very helpful for this activity.  There
are sites that provide this assistance like HotJobs, America's Job
Bank, and Monster that utilizes resources and convenience for people
to look for jobs.
Where else to look for job openings?
The initial step is to look at local newspapers for this provides
information just by looking at the Classified Ads section and the
lists of wanted personnel and employment opportunities will be read.
Applying at several companies initially in a local area can save an
applicant more time and money.  If it so happens a job was found
late in the day, call immediately for inquiries.  Never let a day
pass when opportunities come.
How to look for jobs that are not announced?
Sometimes companies and other employers do not really advertise any
job openings in their organization.  The best thing for an applicant
is to weigh things if it will be possible to be hired by a certain
company by just submitting an application form or resume.  Start
looking for the job personally.  Tell everyone about your job
hunting.  Relatives and previous offices or company co-workers will
be able to give hints on job vacancies in their current companies.
Professors or teachers will also be helpful in recommending schools
and institutions that are now looking for new instructors.  These
people might not have any vacant position in their company in mind
but they certainly know someone who knows or needs a new employee.
That is what others call networking.
Often times, the Yellow Pages does the important job of providing
information on how and where to call to look for a job.  This gives
an accurate list of companies and prospective employers in a chosen
area.  Visiting the library is also a tool than can be useful when
looking for a job.  There are libraries that have a list of local
employers, just asks the librarian for more information.
Contact these employers personally, even if they did not advertise
any vacant positions that needed to be filled
Lastly, be observant of signs posted on doors and windows of shops
and stalls being passed by.  If lucky, just walk in and ask for
information about the job and how to apply.
After submitting application forms and resumes to the respective
companies, keep track of the progress by creating a chart where you
can jot down the name of the company and when the application was
Hereís a job-scout checklist to help you along your way:
  1. Identify experience list

  2. Identify prospective employers

  3. Prepare documents

  4. Plan schedules

  5. Contact companies and/or employers

  6. Get ready for an interview

  7. Evaluate how the interview went along

  8. Take the exams

  9. Start with the new job!