It is pretty obvious that in today’s day and age, it is extremely difficult to find a job, much less find a great job. The old way of looking and filling out applications is simply not working any longer and if you happen to be looking for a job in this economy, you need to be prepared to do a whole lot of searching in order to find the best possible job for your specific set of skills.
Whereas Mom Corps began as a regional business, recruiting candidates and companies in the Atlanta area, it has since expanded to cover most of the country and continues to grow. In our next installment, we will look at the flexible careers Mom Corps has to offer, including new franchising opportunities.
With that out of the way, how exactly do you come by these great opportunities? Make sure that when you sign up with any mystery shopping company, that you ask to be notified by e-mail when any opportunity turns up. There are shopping scheduling companies – businesses like Quality Scheduling Group, act as a kind of vikar oslo for those who look for part-time jobs as mystery shoppers. All you need to do is to sign up for free with such a scheduling company and let them send you on assignments.
What’s your people style? Do you prefer to lead or to support a leader? Would you rather work on a project alone or with others? Do you like to be involved with a partner, a close team of people, or to have others work independently around you? Would you prefer to work with one gender or the other, or with a mix of both? Do you prefer a lot of feedback from others, or are you more comfortable judging your work yourself? Do you like to be in the spotlight, or to work quietly out of sight?
So when the economy takes a downturn the first actions taken is for the companies to cut back their costs. That generates the unemployment and in this day and age that unemployment is a staggering figure and very scary. It is scary because the chances of most of the unemployed getting back to work is very slim. The competition for those jobs that exist or are open is extremely high. Usually in mild to moderate cases the applications for the existing jobs will seldom exceed 100 applicants. Usually they will be about 20 to 30 applicants. In this day and age of unemployment the amount of unemployed brings the competition to a figure of over 1000 applicants for each job.
Me, I like to write. As my wife has said, “Writing is therapeutic.” For rock singer Paul McCartney, he loves to paint. I remember saying after he lost his wife Linda to cancer in 1998, he painted after his painful loss. It helped him get beyond the hurt, and to get on with his life. Linda was not coming back. He had to allow himself to feel what he was feeling, and to move on.
If your answers don’t immediately make your dream situation clear to you, they’ll certainly help you narrow it down. Ask other people what kinds of career choices they can think of that would meet as many of the criteria as possible that your answers reveal. Or use your answers as the basis for a resume and post it online or mail it to every head-hunter and employment agency you can find. It could bring a surprising response that’s custom-tailored just for you.