Single parents wear many hats, and being the bread winner becomes a given. When times get hard, unemployment becomes even scarier. Unemployment for two parents usually leaves one parent with a job, but single parents have no fall back from a blow like that. Many people have started relying upon their interests to create money from smaller forums to help them find jobs. Read on for some in-depth tips on job hunting for single parents. So today I will share with you
Job Hunting Tips for Unemployed and Single Parents
- Make a list of your active interests. Your interests could be a source for contract work or pay by project work that could really be enjoyable.
- Look for local businesses and projects who are looking for you on websites like Craigslist.com.
- Take an 8 month course, workshop or go back to school altogether to expand your current skills or to get into a new line of work.
- Two halves can make a whole. Two part-time jobs at 4 hours per day gives you your 8 hour day, and it is also possible to find high paying part-time jobs that make it worth your time.
- Times are hard to be picky, especially if you have very few job skills. It is more important for you to make a dependable income.
- Apply in person! If you fill out an application online for a job, go to the place you applied for and introduce yourself to the hiring manager. They will remember your name and your face.
- Never hand out general resumes and always include a cover letter when you apply for jobs on Careerbuilder.com and Monster.com.
- Day care may not be a necessity if you can get contract or project work you can do at home.
- Apply through who you know. Many people get jobs as a referral of friends and family with good reputations.
- Be persistent and don’t give up! You may need time to receive responses, but do not give up on your job hunting.
This article was written by Jane for the website jobinsighter.com
To be featured on the website, please contact me and send me your article about jobs!
You could also read: