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Well armed with a realistic self concept, a fair idea of the current job market, and some well made decisions about the type of job you are looking for, you now head off in search of that job.

However, before you get stuck into the skills necessary to win a job, let's look at your attitudes...

1. Attitudes to Looking for Work

Which of these words describes you as a job seeker?

Keen, assertive, scared, apathetic, self defeating, over sensitive, creative, disciplined, couldn't care less, nervous, slack, uninspired, careful, over confident, timid, ambitious, flexible, depressed, complaining,comic, smooth, cheerful, intelligent, impulsive, despairing, organised, cowardly, shy, egotistical, hopeful, bored.

How many hours per day do you think you would spend:
  • reading advertisements in the newspaper?
  • visiting firms and talking to people who might help you?
  • at the CES Office or other employment agency?
  • using job boards on the Internet?
  • doing voluntary work in that field?
  • going through the telephone book for possible employer addresses?
  • making telephone calls?
  • preparing application letter and résumés?
  • doing other things such as ............................?
How could you best arrange your job search time:
  • while you are still at school or in a job?
  • when you first leave school or leave a job?
  • if you are unemployed for a couple of weeks?
    if you are unemployed for a couple of months?
  • if you are unemployed for a couple of years?


Do you know how to use a newspaper to find a job?
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