Promote Your Skills

More than ever, I am now committed to promoting my skills in a way that will maximizes productivity. Like most I am tired of the rat race. I have worked from home for some time now, however, one thing I have come to realize is that the most satisfaction I have gotten in all my years of working comes from working for myself and in being at home with my family watching my young children grow. I am now actively promoting my expertise online. There are lots of great sites that allows anyone who has a talent to work from home using those natural skills. These websites include: guru.com, elance.com, odesk.com and so on. I am on the following websites promoting my soft skills: Associated content: www.associatedcontent.com/user288635deedavishtml

Ehow: http://www.ehow.com/members/deedavis.html?view=3rd

Bukisa: http://www.bukisa.com/people/Deedavis

Helium: http://www.helium.com/users/edit_show/460530


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Don't Put all Your Eggs In one Basket

I spent twenty days training for a job I was confident was mine and in the end was disappointed to learn differently. Why would I have thought differently when I passed the first three levels with flying colors? Looking back I realized that I would not have been so disappointed if I had continued job hunting while I trained for that job. I did put a lot of stock in the fact that this was a job that I had a lot of experience in and I thought that would carry me. Which it did for the first three levels. Unfortunately I did not pass the last level and was not offered the job. It's tough because I feel like I have to start all over again.

It's a full time job just job hunting. However, there are lots of great skills that are gained along the way. I have learned of some really great job sites, like beyond.com, moneymakingmommy.com, careerbuilder.com and so on. I have been able to acquire information from these sites that has made the job hunting process much easier. At the end of the day one thing that I was reminded of was to not put all my eggs in one basket. One thing that I am confident of is that there is something better out there for me. And the job hunt continues...

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How to Apply for a Job After Being Laid Off

I have not seriously examined the application process when job hunting until I was recently laid off. The job market is really competitive right now, so when I became unemployed I then realized that there were a number of things that I needed to do to make myself more employable. On account that I have not had an interview or job hunted for years, I then knew that I needed to do a little research to prepare myself; after applying for a few jobs and not getting a reply.

The first thing I did was update my resume; however I did not make it more job specific. After applying for a number of jobs and getting the same results, I realized that my resume looked a little dull. Therefore, I asked someone I knew was good at editing and working on resumes to review my own. I was fortunate to get the feedback I did on updating my resume. Therefore, I not only updated my resume, I pretty much gave it a complete facelift.

I highlighted my strengths and relevant job experiences. More so, I edited my job objectives and kept the resume itself simple. I realized that two pages was a little too much and therefore cut it down to a page.

I then did a financial assessment. I reviewed my monthly expenses and focused on paying all the monthly bills off. Therefore, I can focus on the job hunting process and not the bills.

I then made job hunting a full-time job. If you do not have the time, then it’s important to hire a headhunter.

After job hunting for some time and not getting the results I wanted I realized that I needed to connect with people who were not going to help me network, but also build me up and encourage me. The toughest challenge for me was maintaining a positive mindset after job hunting for months and not getting the jobs that I was looking for.

I then became more open to other job offers, because I realized that it was better to have an income than to have half that or none at all. In doing this, the job I really wanted came my way and now I am going through a long, arduous training process for the job that I really wanted.