This page can provide you with the "how to" of getting a good job. Originally this was for my college classes but many have requested that I expand on this topic to all job seekers rather than just my college students.
First for my college students look at the links just below about the new technologies that you should be aware of, with opportunities for well paying jobs so you can prepare to get those good paying jobs.
Consider New Technologies for more Job Security
Prepare yourself for coming jobs and big changes in the work place.
You need to look towards the future.
YOUR JOB FUTURE Here is an important 15 minute video you MUST SEE
Important Technology Need to Know Humans need not apply.
Scholarships You and your child can go to college with scholarships. Also there are some Free classes.
What will future jobs look like?
Near Future Jobs This is a TED Talk by Andrew McAfee.
Future Of Work O-Desk video Paradgm of virtual Teams
The coming transhuman era This is a TED Talk in Grand Rapids by Jason Sosa.
The Future of Work
Of very high Importance to You only survival, safety and health are above it.
When I got out of the Army after being out of the country for years I just looked in the paper and 3 days later I had a job. There were lots of decent jobs around. After working a year I had saved enough to buy a new dodge Van right out of the showroom and paid cash. That was in the past.
Machines first helped us by doing heavy work. Then employers discovered they could buy a computer and replace several humans. The employer found that with a spreadsheet on a computer one worker could do the jobs of several accountants. The employer could then pay less people meaning bigger profits. Soon office automation was happening all over.
Typing pools were eliminated when workers were issued a computer and told to use the word processor instead of the typing pool. Soon most executives except high executives were told to write their own reports because their secretary was being eliminated.
As computers got better, faster and did more things soon they replaced humans in many jobs. Now computer systems are replacing thousands of jobs.
Robots were brought into the factories to do repetitive jobs on the assembly lines. Thousands of workers were displaced. The robot works 24/7 without supervision, no lunch break, no bathroom break, works in the dark and all without pay.
Here are a few jobs that were eliminated: typesetters, telephone operators, typists, secretaries, press operators, photo lab workers, gas station attendants who used to check your oil and put in your gas, manual laborers, mail clerks, meter readers. Here are some jobs that are about to be replaced: business assistants, brick layers, taxi drivers, truck drivers, office assistants, most newspaper employees, most magazine employees, drafts men, manual tool and die workers, shop workers, bank coin counters, bank tellers, clerks, retail sales people, personnel department workers, accountant department workers, waitresses. Teachers, college professors.
In fact in the next decade 60% of current jobs will be eliminated by computers, machines and robots.
There is an ongoing rush to replace humans with computers and machines.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR YOUR FUTURE? TOO MANY PEOPLE NOT ENOUGH JOBS.
Corporations now run most businesses. Corporations are for the most part only interested in making money. They do so at the expense of workers. In the last 10 years corporate Greed has gone wild. Most of the income growth was th those who don't need it and the working class has become the forgotten class. Most corporate executives are excessively overpaid,
Look at Walmart the executives are being paid millions each plus benefits. The workers are trying to exist on 7-10 dollars per hour, most with no benefits and worse are only given 20-30 hours a week. So many workers have to work two jobs with long hours just to survive. There is an excess of workers so if you need a day off or have to take a part of a day off to take your kid to the hospital you may be fired.
Thousands of foreigners are coming in and are given thousands of dollars the first two years plus they can get on welfare. Welfare actually pays more than working at most low paying jobs and it has medical benefits.
Often work is no longer an employer's building where you to work. There is now a paradigm shift in hiring by employers. They used to put an ad in the paper and interview workers. Now they have a job placement service do that work for a very small fee. The job placement service looks at Monster, Dice and other resume services. The job placement services hire from a worldwide pool of workers. They hire project teams who use software to collaborate with each other online. They may use skype
Your place of residence is in many cases no longer important as the job can be done from home.
Employers are hiring virtual teams of temporary worker by the job often just called a project. The employer will hire a new virtual team for the next project. Your competition is not only from people worldwide but from working computers, robots and crowd sourcing. Like Wikopedia, ReCapcha When you apply for a job you need to stand out. The future of work is on demand. Employers are hot hiring the person they are making a contract per job. Employers are hiring virtual Teams of individuals around the world who will work together using collaboration software. Millions Americans are working in virtual teams now. Your earning potential will be based on merit. Odesk.org is now Upwork.com “Get more done with freelancers. 14 million businesses use Upwork. See fields
To get a job you need to convince the recruiter that you can do that job. The recruiter will look at: Your experience. And have you had similar jobs.
Your education see AcademicEarth.org has courses online from top Universities
Your statement of what you can do for them.
Your past employers
Your Google searcher
Your personal data compiled by corporations with personal information about you some of which may be wrong.
Intelligence agencies records.
They may even look for dirt on you.
Negative statements about you on Google.
Consider new job areas especially on the web, online
Learn about opportunities to make money online.
New technologies will cause need for new workers in new fields such as 3D printing where things are made by just printing them. How 3D Printing works
3D Printing is taking off like rockets. This will be used in automotive, manufacturing and soon in nearly all fields where parts or objects are needed. The stores have millions of items which are now injection molded. This will continue. But specialized, rare, one of a kind, old out of stock, and on demand items will be made using 3D printing. In locations where shipping is a problem such as space stations, Alaska, Antarctica (which may soon be much more inhabited due to global warming) 3D printing will enable items to be made quickly as needed.
Even entertainment is changing. Video stores will soon be gone. Most everything will be available for small charge on Internet. Big events will use huge life-like holograms. There will arise a need for technical workers who know how to put on a show like this.
example: Life Like 3D Hologram Elvis
Where to get more knowledge.Check your local college for credit, and vocational courses. There are many educationsl classes paid for by the government for worker retraining. If you have been laid off you may get free training. there are some free classes offered online and at many schools. You can watch college lectures for free Just do a Google search. and also look at AcademicEarth.org has courses online from top Universities
Learning is now FREE online
Go to Wikipedia the biggest, most up to date encyclopedia. Is usually accurate and now has references. Go to Wikiversity, University, Wiktionary Dictionary and thesaurus, Wikiquote quotations, Wikinews, Wikibooks Free textbooks and manuals Wikisource, Wikidata, knowledge base , Wikivoyage etc. Wiki How to do many things.
Free classes on many topics. Do a search for free classes on Google. One is Khan Academy has hundreds https://www.khanacademy.org/
Learn about almost anything, almost anytime, for free
There are thousands of websites which offer free information
You will have to search for them. The biggest search engine is https://www.google.com/ This one https://duckduckgo.com/ which claims they keep your searches private.
See free learning videos on virtually any topic
There are Thousands of websites which feature the above for videos the best is http://www.youtube.com/
Look for technology based jobs such as in IT (Information Technology), Health Care, Senior Care, Computer Assisted Design and Manufacturing, Legal, Law Enforcement, and Security. Look at jobs offered by state and federal job sites and colleges.
Best Jobs Jobs One Stop Resources Employment Projections Michigan Jobs Work at home and Flex Jobs FlexJobs 100-top-companies-with-remote-jobs-in-2018 Top 100 companies
Are you not sure of what is out there and what the prospects are for certain jobs
Look at the Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ “The Nation′s premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.“
Salaries Holiday Jobs 2012 Future Careers CareerServicesResourceLibrary
There are thousands of people looking for jobs. Many of them are better educated and have more experience than you. Employers have many applicants to choose from. Why should he hire you?
First Understand that the world does not owe you a living. Neither does the government or your parents. You have to Make yourself marketable to employers and make yourself available.
To make yourself marketable to an employer you have to have something he wants to pay for. Such as a good worker who does the work assigned to him and who is loyal, who won't steal, who is on time for work, shows up for work every day, and does the job. In other words is dependable. How does the employer determine that a possible employee has those attributes? Well the employer looks at: Did he graduate from High School with a good average? Does he have a work history that shows that he is dependable? Did he last over 90 days on most jobs? Was he fired a lot?
The employer today also looks at Facebook and does background checks. Are there items of questionable behavior on Facebook or in the background. Wild parties, aberrant behaviors or mental problems? Does he use drugs or smoke? Is the police record clean? Expect to be given a drug test. Are there any clues to STDs? Is he an American citizen? Does his physical health appear to be good. Be sure your public behavior and all social media reflect a person an employer would want to hire. Do not post questionable stuff on Facebook or other social media. Be careful what you post on the Internet. Employers may do a background check and if they find one little thing they do not like your application goes in the trash because they have hundreds of possible job applicants to pick from. It might be a good idea to open up a new Facebook account for job application purposes and be sure it is clean in case they ask for that account name.
So we have a Good High School Record, Good job Record. No questionable behavior on social media. Clean Police record. No drugs. Good health. But what about personal standards. Employers want not only a person they can depend on but on a person they can trust. They prefer a person who has personal moral standards that mean for example the potential employee has internal moral standards of decency and can be relied on to do the right actions on their own without external guidance. Example a large amount of cash was accidentally left out in an envelope and discovered by an employee. What will the employee do with it? If you are a person of color it is not racism you have to battle rather the Detroit Culture stereotype. I have to tell you the truth. Several employers have personally told me that they hired employees who were former Detroit residents and were disimpressed with their honesty, attitude and the effort put into their work. They told me that with former Detroit resident employees that they discovered more things seemed to be disappearing from the workplace than with local resident employees. Sorry to say that a few workers who were former Detroit residents have left a very bad record of theft and poor work. Again it is not racism here but the Detroit culture that leaves some employers bitter. Can you blame them when thousands of dollars of goods are missing? My solution to help you battle this is to suggest for you to inform the potential employer that you come from a good family with the work ethic. It wouldn't hurt to mention that you are a church goer. If you are in college mention that you are studying hard and trying to succeed. The better impression you can leave the interview with, the better your chances of getting the job.
Humans need a code of conduct and the best one is known as the Golden Rule which is Do Only as You Would Want To Be Done to Yourself, or put another way Don't do to others what you would not want done to yourself. It is the best rule of human relations. It goes for both employees and employers. If you are an employer making a ton of money share it fairly with employees. No corporate officer should be making more than 10 times that of the lowest paid employee.
Employers expect a PROPERLY FILLED OUT JOB APPLICATION PRINTED NEATLY. If not it goes in the waste basket.
It is a good idea to go thru it and fill out all answers on a blank sheet of paper first. Check spelling and make sure facts stated are accurate, Then fill it out neatly. These days you can expect that they will check it out.
Look at the job market and many fields. Become knowledgeable in something employers pay people to know or do.
At least a couple of college classes with a good grade is a great job possibility booster. Particularly good is an IT class and a computer networking or security class completed with a good grade. That puts you ahead of hundreds of others.
Prepare a good Resume. Make one especially for that particular job. Macomb Career Link has help on this.macombcareerlink
For Job interview. Be Early, well dressed polite and prepared for the interview. Macomb Career Link has also help on this.
Also see the Job Shop tips at MyFOX Detroit FOX 2 News http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/ Check out their Job Shop.
Finding a Job. Look at the jobs that are out there. Know the job market, who is hiring and what is being paid.
If possible try for better jobs. Try to avoid dead end jobs that have no future and don't pay much. You are much better off working for a company which is growing and is progressive.
Do some research. Don't just settle for any crappy job unless you are desperate.
But if you have no experience a starter job at least gives you that 90 day experience at one job that employers look for.
Best way to Find a Job is active networking with almost everyone you meet everyday.
Print up business cards You can get those on line free or better you can easily print them yourself even if you have to use paper instead of card stock. They make snap apart card stock with ten cards to a sheet. On your card put your name email, phone, some qualifications, perhaps what you are looking for and Ask for Job Leads.
Offer a finders reward. That is on your card put FINDER REWARD. That is offer a reward for them giving you a good job lead that leads you into getting a that job. Incentive works. Many people will do more if there is a chance they may get a reward.
Do you really want a good job? Then: Everyday-
Give the cards to friends, relatives and people you meet. Ask them for job leads.
Give the cards to friends, relatives and people you meet. Ask them for job leads.
Give the cards to friends, relatives and people you meet. Ask them for job leads.
Give the cards to friends, relatives and people you meet. Ask them for job leads.
Get the idea. Active Networking Every Day!
Visit job locations particularly close to home. Go to job fairs. Give out your resumes.
Get online and look at the thousands of jobs available online but use good sites.
Number one is Your College's Job Referral Site such as macombcareerlink
Also check Craig's List but be careful. http://detroit.craigslist.org/
Search the websites of progressive companies near you for job openings
Go to Yahoo.com and go its Hot Jobs pages
See Fox 2 Job Shop Fox2
To find job sites first do a Google search on “job sites” select Michigan jobs if you wish
You can also search for “hot jobs” government jobs, non profit jobs, local jobs to get many sites.
Also consider searching Google for careers,
Visit school, city, government, organization, company and potential employer web sites.
Here are some of the best Internet job sites.
Monster Detroit Computer Jobs careerbuilder government jobs Automation Alley dice.com care.com career jet search Indeed Michigan employmentspot Simply Hired granted Thingamajob Job Accelerator Find A Job just jobs Jobipedia Jobs for students Jobs from Company websites LinkUp Retail Jobs Mayor of the Mall Michigan Talent Connect and Temp Jobs Web Jobs IT Jobs Michigan Area Jobs
Additional Job sites: computerwork.com, odinjobs, jobserve.us, flipdog, careerboard, Mlive, careermatrix, talentsoo, michigan.gov/careers, tech-centric.net, Ebay usajobs, mied.uscourts.gov, meditjobs, nationjob, cityitjobs, jobs4it, joblist.als.org, jobsmlive, career finder.
Also check city, school, temporary, placement services, business, and newspaper, websites.
Find a product or service that is needed. Create it or convince others that you can sell it so you make a profit.
That is a secret of success for many rich folks.
To be a success think Success. You are the sum of your thoughts.
I did that when time were tough. I got paid well. I got a paycheck the next week. They found jobs for me. Many companies use temp agencies to avoid hassles as the temp agency does the hiring, takes care of bookkeeping. And if the company likes the worker they can hire the worker as their own employee. Temp agencies know that this will happen to some workers. Usually it is a win win for everyone involved. Most of the temp jobs I had were very easy. One job I had was filling in for a secretary at GM. I was there for two weeks and just answered the phone and took messages. Hardest part was staying awake. There are also guard jobs. You have to wear a guard uniform and just be there. No gun needed. You just walk around and guard. You use your cell phone to call 911 or the company if there is a problem. Basically it is almost all show.
Look in Yellow Pages for Temp agencies in your area or check Internet.
Temporary employment agencies in your area- yellowpages.com?
Temp Jobs - Find Temp Jobs In Your Area - findtherightjob.com?
Temp Agencies in Michigan | Pure Michigan Talent Connect
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Here are some in our college area:
ACCESS POINT HR SOUTHFIELD 248 3531400
ACCOUNTEMPS SOUTHFIELD 248 3578367
ACCOUNTEMPS TROY 248 5249050
ACCRETIVE SOLUTIONS TROY 248 6439480
ACT 1 PERSONNEL SVC SOUTHFIELD 248 4432730
ADD-STAFF INC CLINTON TWP 586 4654600
ADVANTAGE PROFESSIONAL STAFFING SOUTHFIELD 248 7289300
AFFORDABLE NURSING INC SOUTHFIELD 248 3574200
AJILON FINANCE SOUTHFIELD 248 3560660
AJM PROFESSIONAL SVC TROY 248 2442222
ALLEGIANCE STAFFING FRASER 586 2967714
AQUENT PARTNERS SOUTHFIELD 248 3520900
ARCADIA HEALTH CARE SOUTHFIELD 800 7338427
ARGUS & ASSOC OAK PARK 248 9670700
BATTON TECHNICAL TROY 248 7205020
BEACON SERVICES INC SOUTHFIELD 248 3544100
DAY PERSONNEL INC TROY 248 6496797
DIVERSIFIED SERVICES TROY 877 8678233
EMPLOYERS TEMPORARY SVC CHESTERFIELD TWSP 586 9497100
EMPLOYMENT GROUP STERLING HEIGHTS 586 9798059
EMPLOYMENTGROUP TROY 248 5288090
ETS STAFFING CLINTON TWP 586 7835300
EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS ROSEVILLE 586 7795090
FOOD TEAM INC DETROIT 313 7928300
G TECH INC TROY 248 4043500
GLOBAL LT TROY 248 7860999
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY ASSOC LTD ROSEVILLE 586 7714097
JOANNE MANSFIELD LEGAL PRSNL SOUTHFIELD 248 3513800
KELLY SERVICES TROY 248 2440985
LABOR READY INC DETROIT 313 4469675
LABOR READY INC UTICA 586 7399055
LABOR READY INC TROY 248 6430076
MANAGEMENT RECRUITERS SOUTHFIELD 248 3577080
MIDWEST LABOR SVC CLINTON TWP 586 2635405
MIDWEST LABOR SVC DETROIT 313 8493555
OFFICE TEAM TROY 248 5243110
OFFICETEAM SOUTHFIELD 248 3580222
ON STAFF USA CLINTON TWP 248 6149200
PEAK TECHNICAL INC TROY 248 5973718
PERFORMANCE PERSONEL LTD FERNDALE 248 5469500
PERMANENT STAFF/TEMPORARY RESOURCE SOUTHFIELD 248 4161811
PERRY PERSONNEL PLUS TROY 248 2695600
PERSONNEL UNLIMITED WARREN 586 7515608
PHOENIX PERSONNEL DETROIT 313 8744462
RCM TECHNOLOGIES TROY 248 8137200
RELIANCE ONE, INC. TROY 248 5854750
SCOPE SERVICES INC ROYAL OAK 248 5429232
SELECT STAFFING WARREN 586 4868500
SENTECH CORP CENTER LINE 586 7750785
SMART LINK SOLUTIONS ROSEVILLE 586 7726760
SNELLING PERSONNEL SVC SOUTHFIELD 248 3521300
SNELLING PERSONNEL SVC DETROIT 313 8712700
SNELLING STAFFING SVC CLINTON TWP 586 7921200
SPHERION TROY 248 6193900
STAFFING NETWORK DETROIT 313 9085290
STAFFORCE TROY 248 5371300
TECHNIPOWER INC SOUTHFIELD 248 3866500
THE INTELLIGENT COMPANIES ST CLAIR SHORES 586 4156598
THINK PATH STERLING HEIGHTS 586 7542700
TIME STAFFING SVC TROY 248 7865201
TRANSFORCE INC STERLING HEIGHTS 586 9393210
TRIALON CORP TROY 248 2052510
TRILLIUM STAFFING SOLUTIONS TROY 248 6800900
UNITED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOUTHFIELD 248 5694378
Consider working for yourself.
Run your own business. Some of the Jobs students can do now are Tutoring people how to use Computers, Internet, Facebook. Fixing computers, making web pages (see below), Gopher jobs package delivery, dog walking, clean up, maid work, odd jobs, washing windows, yard work, grass cutting, leaf raking, snow shoveling, car washing, car repair, painting, painting house numbers on curb ( first put out door to door fliers Have those interested put the notice in their window if they want a number painted. Knock on door get permission, paint the numbers using stencil and spray paint. At $10 each you can make easily over a hundred a day) Handy Man many people need work done, can't or won't climb ladders and are glad to have someone to help. Personal assistant, caregiver for elderly or ill. People sometimes wish they had some help and if your flier is in their hand you may get the job. Post some tear off number notices on community bulletin boards. Even going down a street with businesses and giving them your card or flier offering reliable part time work listing what you can do has worked for many people when everything else has failed.
Look for needs of people and fill that need. A lot of people got rich doing that.
If you speak other languages be sure to note that on your resume. That can be a positive. Here is one you can learn in a month and communicate with people in over 100 countries. Looks good on a resume.
Being able to communicate with those who speak other languages is drastically needed in the world today. There are over 1000 languages commonly used around the world and some of them here. Most are mutually non comprehend-able meaning you can't understand what the other guy is saying unless you know his language. Businesses lose thousands of dollars because of non understanding between languages. But there is an easy solution.
The Quickest and most Cost and time efficient way for understanding between languages and to get employees around the world to understand each other is to learn the easiest language.
A scientific study was made and the easiest language in the world can be learned in 10 minutes a day. It can be learned to basic fluency in a month by using it several hours a day.
It is spoken in over 100 countries.
Books and tutors on this easy language are available free. At easiestlanguage.info http://easiestlanguage.info/
It helps English speakers better learn English Studies show that people learn other languages faster after learning it first because it gives them a logical framework for learning language. It has only 16 rules of Grammar with No Exceptions Compare that with 1600 in English counting exceptions All words are spelled as pronounced. All words are pronounced as spelled. The complete present past and future of all verbs in the entire language Can be learned in 1 minute You can get college credits for leaning it/ Once learned you can understand other speakers in over 100 countries. There is a great problem in the world that is language non understanding. If children were taught this in 10 minutes a day this problem could be solved.
HUMANS NEED TO UNDERSTAND OTHER HUMANS ESPECIALLY IN EMERGENCIES. The name of this language is International Vocabulary or Esperanto Visit http://easiestlanguage.info/
AND THIS LOOKS GREAT ON YOUR RESUME A statement that you can communicate with people in 100 countries
HOW TO MAKE WEB PAGES
Here is something you can learn quickly and actually make money helping business people maintain their business sites or helping people who wish to set up their own. This can pay very well.
Basic web page creation is easy. Can be done without expensive programs. All you need is a simple text editor like Notepad. If you are desperate for a quick page you can use a word processor like Open Office and save as a HTML page. This gives you a web page quickly but the code is sloppy and bulky. You then can view the page in any browser such as Firefox. You upload your page to a server on the internet and it can be then viewed by millions.
Basic HTML is easy That is the scripting language used to create a web page. It works fine but works more efficiently as XHTML or XML using style settings or sheets also known as CSS. Do a Google search on tutor for these and you will find much free information.
Simple HTML is as follows. The code is shown above and the result shown below Web pages are just text pages with mark up code using < and > Al pages start with a special codes
See Internet tutor for details on Doctypes
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1" >
<title> The Easiest Language</title>
This shows you nothing on the screen but does give a page title in the title bar of the web page.
The Head is a special place at the top of your document to place instructions and information about the document.
That is followed by <body>
Inside this body tag you put all of your web page that you want the viewer to see.
It is followed by a close body tag using the / symbol and that is followed by a close html tag </body> </html>
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Everything typed in text form is viewable unless it is enclosed in < > widgets If you forget one it will show your code. If you do not tell it what size of type to use it will use the default size of the browser.
If you wish to make type bold put it between <b> this type is bolded </b> bold codes
Type size in HTML is as follows <p> This is size p <h1>
</h6> <p> We must close out a font size otherwise all of the following text would be tiny size 6
Some of the more common HTML codes Always enclosed in < > are: <br> tells the browser to start a new line Each time it is added it makes a line space like hitting Enter on a keyboard. <u> is underline </u> <i> italic </i> bigger or smaller increase font size