As companies continue to downsize or close, even ideal employees may find themselves needing to find new employment.
Ask for Help in Finding a Job
Studies have shown that job seekers spend most of their time looking for jobs through ads in papers and online. However, most people find jobs through word-of-mouth referrals and contacting companies directly.
The following suggestions will help you find others who can help:
- Talk regularly with family, friends, acquaintances, and others about your job search.
- Update your reference list and ensure that your references understand your situation.
- Seek counsel from your bishop, as well as quorum and Relief Society leaders, home and visiting teachers, and ward or stake employment specialists.
- Obtain a Bishop’s Authorization for Services form, contact the nearest LDS employment resource center or self-reliance center, and visit www.ldsjobs.org.
- Identify and ask someone to be your job coach or mentor.
- Work 8 hours a day at finding a job, strive to make 10 employment-related contacts and 2 face-to-face meetings or interviews per day, and record your daily activities.