Cut through all the fluff and head straight to the hiring recruiter’s inbox. There’s so much noise in the job hunting galaxy that it’s hard to get through it all and land in front of the face of the recruiter. Use these simple steps to wade through the waves of distraction and into their line-of-sight.
It’s a numbers game right? They say the more jobs you apply for the more likely you will get a job, and to keep yourself organized, I’ve included several tips that help me keep track of all my documents that are needed when job hunting. This is a real simple method I use when applying for jobs that allows me to save time and my sanity during my job hunt. I’ve been using this method for over nine years.
I’ve been a big fan of checklists for years. They offer a fast and easy way to see the steps involved to any goal or project. Finding jobs in Buffalo is no exception. These are the most common steps you’ll take in your job hunt. I like to use them as milestones and confidence boosters because I feel one step closer to my goal every time I cross one off.
While we are working hard on finding a job in WNY, there is one thing that we cannot forget about. Tax season. Whether you are currently employed or on NYS unemployment insurance, taxes are something we can’t escape. Luckily, there is help out there for people making under $50,000, which is the majority of people in WNY so chances are, you’ll qualify for free tax preparation. Continue reading
The only legitimate website is http://www.annualcreditreport.com. It’s free and lets you choose which of the three credit report companies you want to use. They are Experien, TransUnion, and Equifax. Other “free” sites may give you your report, however, they end up getting your money by automatically locking you into a subscription plan.
There are many items you can deduct from your taxes while looking for jobs in Buffalo & WNY so keep a detailed notebook filled with your notes and receipts so you can save money when it comes to tax season. You can also ask an accountant or tax consultant on what types of items can be deducted. Receipts are key!
This sheet organizes your job search activities so you know the actual number of hours you are spending looking for jobs in Buffalo and WNY. You want a job so you should know how much time you are actively looking for one. Creating business cards and Resumes is important to get jobs, but if you could call a contact and be hired then they aren’t necessary. It’s important to find out the most crucial steps to getting a job and and focusing on those first. Continue reading
I’ve added detailed tips on how to handle job hunting in Buffalo & WNY here as a quick reference guide. It’s a tough world out there for job seekers, but by following these tips, you can stand out from the competition and crush it. What I found best to get a job is to be vigilante and connect to as many people as possible. There are so many tactics out there to find jobs but they all boil down fundamentals that I include in the quick cheat sheet. Continue reading
The Chamber of Commerce is a great place to get involved with, especially if you want to network and meet employed people, and there isn’t any shortage of chambers in the WNY region. WNY and Buffalo Chamber of Commerce locations are all over the Northtowns, Southtowns and beyond. Local members are actively involved in the business community to further commerce and enrich local communities–it’s why the Chamber of Commerce exists. Look through the list of local branches and get in-touch today!
You want a job but where do you start? Well, the first thing you should do is to take a deep breath and relax. Make sure you are relaxed and ready to embark on the adventure of job searching in Buffalo.