myFOX Job Shop - Jose Reyes from the Detroit Workforce Development Department, a Michigan Works agency , came to Fox 2 to share his insight on the best ways to land a job.
Play the video to hear Murray Feldman get some answers to questions most job seekers have.
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1. Network - via social media or face to face. Get involved in local clubs/organizations. Michigan Works! can connect you with workshops on how to, where to and more.
2. Polish that resume. Michigan Works! holds various types of workshops, free of charge, to help job seekers create or update their resumes. Resume writing software and support materials are also available – and don't forget to post your resume on the Michigan Talent Bank.
3. Be picky – narrow your search to include only the jobs that you are qualified for or those that you are interested in.
4. Do your research – remember; you're looking for a career, not just a job. Learn as much as you can about any organization you are looking to get an interview with. Michigan Works! has local, regional and national labor market information on area employers.
5. Prepare and prioritize – Be prepared! Michigan Works! Agencies offer mock interviewing workshops and more to help you prepare for or land your next big interview.
6. Brand yourself. Put together a short elevator pitch that describes who you are and what you're looking for, and why. You never know who you'll meet or when.
7. Develop new skills. Figure out your skills and what makes you a better candidate than others. Michigan Works! offers job, career, and skill selfassessment tools, free of charge.
8. Be proactive. Know where to look for your next career. Michigan Works! staff have long standing relationships with local employers and can provide local information on employers that are hiring.
9. Hold yourself accountable. Set goals for yourself, whether they are weekly or daily; such as "I will send out X amount of resumes this week," or "I will update my resume by X."
10. Be realistic. You may need to improve your resume or interview skills if you're still not landing that job. Visit a Michigan Works! Service Center for support in your job search, no matter your level of employment.