Hey guys, how's it going? I know it's been two weeks since my last blog, but I thought this would be an interesting time for me to post something.
It's been a little over a month since my termination (thanks to the idiot named Garrett), and no job. So, just for grins and giggles, I uploaded my resume to two job sites; indeed.com and Monster.com. It may sound like a desperate move, but I'm getting sick and tired of sitting around all day not working.
Interestingly, in a span of two days, I managed to get a few hits from a couple of employers, and even got an interview for one. It's a shot in the dark, but hey, I have nothing to lose, but at the same time, nothing to gain from doing nothing.
If I were to give advice for those who can't find a job (but at least tried), do this if you haven't already; update your resume. Keeping it recent and updated does increase your chances in finding a job because you're telling future employers you have skills in a particular field.
I would also add on any extra curricular activities with potential. This shows employers that you're not a one trick pony and could open up some doors previously closed. I put film making and video editing in mine because this is something I like to do in my spare time. I didn't put my videos on YouTube because I want to be famous, I did to make an impression and to add to my portfolio.
If you have any certifications or licenses (I have a Pharmacy Technician license), put that on there too. It may not seem relevant to most employers, but it does look good on ANY resume.
The best advice I can give; as soon as you land a job, UPDATE YOUR RESUME! I can't stress that enough!
I know that these are tough times and jobs are hard to come by, but don't call it quits yet! Just keep applying and be patient; you'll land a job sooner or later.
Ken Kriho is a videographer, producer and director. He has a YouTube and Twitch channel (links at homepage). Ken is also a graduate with a degree in Art from UWEC.