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December 14, 2010 by Eaglecorps911

By Raven Halliwell
Over the past few years, I have noticed that the recent recession has basically shut down the avaliable job market. Unemployment has doubled over the last 5 years. We are currently in what is known as an employer’s market. These are a few tips that can help you find a job without selling yourself short:
First of all, understand that a job is a job. It all comes down to that all too important paycheck. Though the job may not be what you are actually looking for, you have to start somewhere. Find a job that gets your foot in the door. Start at the bottom and work your way to the top. Emeril started as a dishwasher after all.
Second of all, a resume is quite literally a personal bragging sheet. This is your chance to get through everything that you want to say and don’t quite know how to word, for example you might want to say that you speak some Spanish but are not fluent. On your resume you can say that you know Spanish. Be aware that when you sell yourself, you have to be able to back it up.
Lastly, one of my favorite quotes; “Be careful whose toes you step on today, for they may be connected to the butt you have to kiss tomorrow.” Basically never burn your bridges. Be aware of the fact that the guy that you made fun of in high school could very well, and usually does, turn out to be the CEO of the company that you end up working for.
So please folks. Never look down your nose at a job just because “oh it’s just McDonald’s”… how about instead, “oh! It’s just a paycheck!” Think about it very hard and choose wisely! Good luck to everyone on all of your endeavors. To those who are returning next semester, I will be looking forward to seeing you all!
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this or other issues of Counsel Corner, please e-mail me anytime at my address, or check me out on 90.5 HD3 Wednesdays at 10 AM or find me on Skype BonesAtBrookdale.

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