You and your colleagues will not be surprised by a survey of managers published in a major newspaper – showing 68% of these employed executives actively looking for a new position. With 7 out of 10 working executives looking and with thousands more laid-off, the number of applicants for each position is staggering. For example, a young engineer told us how lucky he felt to be 1 of 4 applicants interviewed from a total pool of over 3500.
While taking advantage of these loans could be beneficial to the short-term unemployed, you should be aware that the interest rates and fees, while probably tolerable for the situation, they can be rather high. Of course, lending cash to the unemployed is obviously a risky business and the risk is offset to the lender by the higher charges. Unemployment loans are usually not for large sums, but more to address immediate needs, and the payoff time is a quick turnaround.
4)Freelance/Temp Work – There are all kinds of freelance and temporary opportunities out there, possibly even in your industry, or at least using some of your skills. Search Craigslist for opportunties in your industry. Do you have a special skill or craft (ie. painting, yardwork, computers?) Put that to work to earn some money. The point of the story is get busy and stop sitting around looking for jobs all on the computer. If/when you do get interviews, people are going to ask you what you’ve been doing with your time. I know this from personal experience.
As soon as you get the motivation, undertake an aggressive Agencies near me campaign. Update your resume, do some research on the internet, look up information about current job listings and post your resume online. Visit employment agencies and let them know about your availability to work and the positions that you would be interested in. Check the jobs listed in classified sections of your local newspaper, network with people and let them know that you are looking for a job. Send out your resume to employers who have job openings that may interest you. Do something to get yourself hired as soon as possible.
The welding information sessions will be held in the Trades Building; attendees should go to the south parking lot of the main campus to enter the building.
Much thought and consideration must be taken before applying for an unemployment loan. After all, interest rates are high, and the repayment terms may not be the most favorable. So many thousands of consumers are coping with unemployment. They should make all possible inroads to halt accumulating debt by cutting out trivial costs, and maybe even expensive habits, that can seem so harmless when a paycheck is coming in regularly.
In upcoming articles, I will cover tips on what to say once you are in an active interview, how to use the “tell me about yourself” question to your advantage, and how to successfully close the interview.