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Tips for Novice Portland Job Seekers


If you are an inexperienced job searcher, you might feel a little overwhelmed by the task of finding employment. When you are applying for Portland jobs, there are some basic tips you should always keep in mind during your search. If you stick with these, your job seeking will be a whole lot simpler.

1. Use connections: family members and friends or even friends of friends can be beneficial to your job search, so it doesnÂ’t hurt to ask around. Someone may know someone who has an opening available. This can also help you become aware of openings that might not be advertised.

2. Know your skills: reflect on your past experiences and try to find something from them that could make you more marketable. This need not apply to past jobs; any volunteer or extracurricular activities in your past could give your resume a boost.

3. Make finding a job your full time job: this is a lot simpler than it sounds. If you are in a dry spell during your job search, simply make job searching your primary day-to-day activity. Set yourself a goal of putting in a certain number of job applications a day. Remember that job searching is a numbers game; your chances of at least landing an interview are much higher if you put out 20 resumes as opposed to five.

By Kyle Wise

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