Once you know what you want, it’s time to figure out what the companies you'd like to apply with. Investigating the company’s website is a great way to get a feel for their company culture, figure out what questions they commonly ask in interviews, and discover what salary you can expect. Once you’ve found a handful that seem like a good match, apply! It may be a little bit more work up front, but companies will appreciate the extra effort you’ve put into ensuring that you’re the right person for the job.
CARMEN BELOWE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS TO GET YOU STARTED
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE, INC
There are a good many different jobs and careers available with the United States Postal Service (USPS), from sorting and delivering mail to management positions. The Postal Service is the third largest civilian employer in the U.S.
Responsibilities can depend on whether the employee is working as a clerk, carrier, or in another area, but some common postal duties for clerks and carriers include:
√ Gather mail from post office boxes, offices, and other locations;
√ Accept incoming mail at the post office;
√ Sort mail according to zip code and other criteria, either manually or with the help of equipment;
√ Deliver mail, getting signatures for receipt when necessary; and
√ Sell postal supplies.
√ USPS Carrier – Average Annual Salary: $53,000
TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)
The TSA has established principles that are designed to maintain security for the traveling public and continuously set the standard for excellence in transportation security.
Although education and experience requirements for TSA jobs vary according to the position and rank, minimum requirements include:
√ Must be a United States citizen;
√ Must be at least 18 years old;
√ Must possess a high school diploma;
√ Must be able to pass a drug screening and medical evaluation; and
√ Pass a background investigation, which includes a credit check and a criminal check.
√ Average Annual Salary: $25,500 – $38,000
CALL CENTER REPRESENTATIVE
For businesses of any size, call center represents the hub of customer contact and relationship building. Customer satisfaction, and ultimately customer retention, rests on the ability of call center professionals to manage diverse situations effectively.
√ Answer and resolve high volume of basic inbound and escalated customer, store and helpline calls;
√ Enter, review and determine new account applications from online and/or customers; and
√ Troubleshoot customer inquiries regarding online enrollment, password, sign-on issues and other online related questions.
√ High school, GED or vocational school diploma required;
√ Ability to independently apply strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making-skills;
√ Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with customers and co-workers; and
√ Strong computer proficiency, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
√ $15 – $18/hr plus potential for monthly incentive
UNITED PARCEL SEVICE (UPS), INC.
The main focus of UPS drivers is to deliver customer packages in as efficient a manner as possible. However, safety is also key for this position and drivers have to maintain a clean driving record at all times. In addition, drivers are required to adhere to a wide range of policies and procedures to ensure packages make it to the correct person.
√ Making deliveries as quickly and efficiently as possible.
√ Operating the vehicle in a safe and responsible manner at all times.
√ Following company identification standards.
√ Assisting with loading and unloading the truck.
√ Keeping logs up to date and ensuring valid information is recorded.
√ Package Handler: $10 – $16/hr
√ Delivery Driver: 15 – $24/hr
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John recommends the following next steps:
What are your priorities, besides getting a job quickly? What's your educational background, certificates? What salary range do you expect or would accept? Do you have any other responsibilities, such as taking care of your parents, home, children etc.?
Based on my experience, especially in such difficult times, most of recruitment processes are taking time as companies want to make good decisions and justify new expenses = hiring a new employee.
From your side, to speed up any recruitment process, it's crucial to prepare yourself. Good resume, cover letter and linkedin profile are the baseline.
I see that you're based in Colorado Springs, so check below resources:
Jodi Cecchi, HBA, MLIS
In today’s world- you need to make sure that you create accounts on job cites,and search for your job field and apply. Some create job cites are monster.com; careerbuilder. Com, indeed.com. These are the basis steps to begin your job search.
A long time again- I was able to walk into the financial center and ask if they are hiring- perhaps you can still try this - it won’t hurt- most Financial institutions are always looking for great talents and recruiting- so if you walk in -they might share with you that there is a career night happening, or recommend to send them your resume and they will refer you to the recruiting department. So, I recommend try all different ways to apply- it will give you more chances.