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80% of job openings are not listed! How do you know who is hiring?

If you are having a hard time finding a job, you are not alone. Finding a job takes time and effort. First of all, you should understand the reality of job hunting. Looking for a job is hard work! Treat your job search like a full-time job. If you only spend an hour or two a week looking for employment, chances are you will remain unemployed for a long time. Simply opening up the newspaper to the classified section is not enough anymore. There are many ways to look for employment. Never rely on one method of job searching. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people that use many job search methods find jobs faster than those who only use one or two. Try talking to people you know and letting them know what type of job you are looking for, attend job fairs, check out labor unions, visit businesses and ask for applications even if you don’t see an advertisement or utilize employment agencies. You may even want to consider internships or volunteering. While they are unpaid positions they may help connect you with a job that pays. You will not get every job you apply for, but don’t get discouraged. Stay positive and don’t quit until you succeed!