Soon you will be graduating from high school and will be planning to look for a job. Do you know what kind of a job you have in mind? If so, are you prepared for this job? Since jobs are hard to find these days, I will give you some practical advice to help you find the type of job you would like to have. However, there is one important fact to remember. Not everyone can find that “perfect” job, but at least if you follow some of the following suggestions, you may get close to finding what you are looking for.
If you never had any job experience, and you have no idea what kind of job you would like to have, it is to your advantage to do some volunteering. There are plenty of people out there who would love to have volunteers in the work place.
Now let’s sit down and make a list of your hobbies, your interests, and the things that you have done that you think you are good at or enjoy doing. Have you done any art projects at school or elsewhere? Do you like to bake or cook? You may be surprised at the ideas you might come up with.
Let’s see what type of volunteering you might be able to do. Let’s say you like art and crafts. You might consider going to your local parks and ask if they would like to have a volunteer to teach arts and crafts to kids or adults.
What about selling? I know of one teen-ager who volunteered in a flower shop and liked it very much. This kind of volunteering can help a person learn how to approach people, how to use some good techniques that will help you sell, how to get along with your boss and other associates. You can also gain experience using the register. The best time to look for volunteering in a flower shop is on Mother’s Day and on special holidays. There are other types of shops that you might be able to volunteer in.
A Health Care Home or a living residence for the elderly may be an excellent place to volunteer. In fact, if you have any talent such as dancing or singing or playing an instrument, you will certainly be welcomed. In fact, I know some people who actually get paid in some of these Homes if they have some type of acting or musical experience. You could even form a group of people or kids your own age who can put on a play. You never know what this can lead to.
The important thing to remember is that when you are ready to look for a job, you can write about your experiences when you are ready to write a resume. It can also help when you start going out on interviews.
The next thing that is important for you to know about when it comes to looking for a job is how to write a cover letter and a resume. This will be my next article, so look for it in the near future.
Source: My own experiences