VERY helpful tips for the job hunt

1 – How to search for, apply to and interview for a job.

2 – How to keep, grow and stay happy at a job.

 

If you need help with any job-related topics, let us know.

Local Job Opportunities 

As we drive around our community and see “help wanted” signs, or as we learn about possible office job openings we will post them here. You are free to follow up with them as you desire. If you get a job through these tips let us know so we can celebrate along with you!

Resources to Help you Find Employment

  • A very good website for job information is on the Chester County Library System website.
  • A lot of local churches do career networking. Wayne Presbyterian Church is one, call 610-688-8700.
  • We have a connection with The Carney Group, a local job placement agency. If you see a job listed on the website that you’d like to be considered for, let us know and we’ll try to get you connected.
  • Joseph’s People, Ltd provides resources understanding the difficulties of being unemployed. There is a networking/support group in Wayne.
  • Jobungo.com is a great website with lots of possible job postings. You can refine the search by location and type of job.
  • Delaware County Workforce Investment Board provides resources for those seeking jobs and job training. The website is very user-friendly, an excellent resource for local and regional businesses with staffing needs.
  • Great tips on many sites linked off the Good Morning America website
  • Some good resume sites are The Balance and Free Resume Samples
  • Career Assistance (in PA) lists information including jobs, workshops and job fairs, as well as resources if you are struggling. You can post your resume here as well.
  • PA Career Link.com takes you right to assorted job offerings in the state of PA; jobs are sorted by region; also offers services such as career counseling and assessment, training, and resume building.
  • Philadelphia Inquirer Marketplace is a great resource for possible jobs in the Philadelphia area
  • Baker Industries is a rehab program for people with disabilities, recovering substance abusers, individuals on parole, or homeless persons to learn a job skill.
  • A possible job site as seen on CNN, GMA, and other news stories is Flex Jobs. There are lots of job options at this site. It’s something you might want to consider.

Great Summer Jobs

Gwen Stefani mopped floors at a local Dairy Queen during the summers, and Tom Cruise saved up extra cash as a paper boy. Matthew McConaughey, before he was famous, found himself short of cash when traveling around Australia, so he took a job moving chicken manure on a farm. Ozzy Osbourne worked in a British slaughter house and was covered with blood most of the day.

Any job experience will help you, but the best summer job is an internship that relates to your chosen career pathway. For example, if you plan to study horticulture, finding a job in a garden store or landscape center is a great start. For a career in medicine, working for an assisted living center or nursing home will get you on your way.

No matter what job you do over the summer, never forget to network. Speak to people, ask questions, learn new skills, and, most importantly, have fun. And if you think you’re too good for a summer job that doesn’t relate to your career, think about Gwen, Tom, Matthew, and Ozzy.

Top 20 Best Summer Jobs

  • Sales – The skills you learn in a sales job will help you for the rest of your life.
  • Post Office worker – Great pay!
  • National Park services – Working with customers—the tourists.
  • Camp counselor – Learn to deal with different age groups.
  • Resort or country club – Get paid to sit by the pool or caddy for golfers.
  • Tour guide – A great way to develop leadership and public speaking skills.
  • Restaurant staff – A few difficult customers will build your people skills.
  • Web design – The more technical knowledge you obtain, the better.
  • Tutoring or babysitting – Be your own boss and earn great pay.
  • Telemarketing – Develop your sales ability. Good ones can make a lot of money.
  • Campus jobs/Working in the labs – Check out jobs in your school.
  • Construction worker – Learn to take orders from a supervisor while learning very useful skills.
  • Valet – You’ll get organized.
  • Pet and house sitting – Cute animals and responsibility go together.
  • Writing articles for sites that will pay you – Become a better writer.
  • Landscaping – Build your muscles and grow your knowledge at the same time.
  • Lifeguards – You’ll be responsible for saving lives – that’s responsibility!
  • Dog walker – Meet the challenge of keeping five dogs on leashes at the same time.
  • Barista – Customers want their coffee just right. You’ll learn to please them.

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