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Where can i have my first job?

I have no prior experience with jobs, I am a quick learner, I am responsible and committed, and i'm also very social. #social-work #money #job #first-job

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John’s Answer

Luis most people think of social media as nothing more than social. Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms are just places to keep up with friends and discuss news. But social media is starting to serve a much different purpose now, 48% of people used social media to search for their most recent job. If you want to start benefiting from your social network for your job search, here are four ways to do it.

Social media is first and foremost a platform to have your voice heard. Use it as an opportunity to let people know you’re looking for a job. This simple gesture can go a long way for your job search. Letting people know you’re available might help you learn about job opportunities before they’re advertised. Make sure you have your resume uploaded online so you can share it with your social post. If you’re posting to Facebook, make sure it’s public. For both Twitter and Facebook, you can use relevant hashtags related to your industry so it shows up in the right feeds. A person looking for a job in marketing, for example, would only need a quick Google search of “marketing hashtags” to find what they needed.

FACEBOOK – Facebook lists are a way to build your social network beyond just your family and friends. You can add professional contacts without worrying about them seeing personal things you post. To create a list, just go to ‘Account,’ then ‘Friends.’ Then you’ll see an option to create a new list. Make sure you set custom privacy settings to keep people from seeing your regular updates. Facebook lists will broaden your reach beyond your current social network. That said, you shouldn’t disregard your current group of friends. A Facebook friend of yours may know someone who’s hiring in your industry. Getting a recommendation from a current employee is an easy way to get your shoe in the door.

TWITTER – Twitter in particular is a great platform to start building a network of influencers in your industry. Find and follow people who work in your area so you can join in conversations and make yourself known. This increases your chances that you can find a new job through referrals, rather than applying. The last thing you need is to have your application one in a stack of hundreds. You can also join general job hunt conversations on Twitter to help you find leads. Use hashtags like #careerchat or #jobhuntchat.

LINKEDIN – Think of your LinkedIn profile as your virtual handshake. Polishing your presence on LinkedIn can help guide recruiters and industry professionals to the best and brightest parts of your career and notable work experiences. And be sure to put your best foot forward – whether it’s in person or in your profile picture. Nearly one-fifth (17%) of hiring managers say they have eliminated a candidate from consideration because of inappropriate photos online. Take a step back and make sure your online presence matches the first impression you want to leave on a potential employer. Don’t forget to leverage your relationships! Take a look at the LinkedIn Jobs homepage to see helpful information on connections at the company that can help you find your way in to the company. You can reach out to connections that are currently working there for insider tips on the role and culture. Individual job listings also showcase who you might be working with if you get the job, along with additional background on the company’s growth and hiring trends.

Luis these are just a few of the many ways you can take advantage of your social network in your job search. First impressions happen in the blink of an eye – they’re crucial when it comes to the job hunt and can help you find your way in. As social networks update their features and new groups and hashtags emerge, pay attention to reap the benefits and find your dream job with social media.

I hope this was Helpful Luis

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Dexter’s Answer

Hi Luis,

For first jobs, I would normally recommend fast food, or retail jobs, as it can teach you how to deal with time management and dealing with difficult personalities. These are valuable skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life. But given COVID-19 and the risk that comes with that, I would recommend looking for neighborhood jobs that do not require contact with many people. Perhaps your state/neighborhood is really into NextDoor app, and maybe you can find landscaping jobs on there? If you have a car, perhaps you can deliver foods/items? I feel like those would be good stepping stones, where you can build experience.

This way, when a better/dream job comes along in the future, you'll be a better candidate for that position and you'll beat out the other candidates that have zero experience. It's kind of like that adage of the best time to have started working out was last year, but the second best time is today. Like such, building job experience is something you can start today, and it'll only help you in the future.

If for some reason, jobs are incredibly difficult to find, you can also build experience by volunteering at a nonprofit or even your church (if you're religious).

Wish you the best of luck, Luis!


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Jason’s Answer

Hey Luis,

It's a very competitive job market in this day and age. I would suggest giving your resume to a temp agency and see if they can place you with a company. That way you can get a taste of what the job would be like if you are hired full-time and the employer can see if you're a good fit for them. Once you find something that you're passionate about, you can try looking for positions in that field on job boards like Indeed or Linkedin.

If you're just looking for a job to pay the bills: retail, food, and sales will always be hiring people without any experience as long as they're willing to work hard and have a good attitude. Just by showing up on time, and being consistent, will go a long way and put you ahead of the pack. Try approaching restaurants or stores either online or in person and see if they have any openings. See if they have any ads put up on job boards, or if they have a "WE'RE HIRING" sign in the physical store location.

See if anyone in your family or friend group can give you any suggestions. But ultimately it's your decision and your career path. You can choose to decide how you wish to go about it. Just note to not spend too much time on planning, as sometimes you won't even know if the job's a right fit until you actually start working there.

Jason recommends the following next steps:

Spruce up your resume. You may not have any work experience, but there are plenty of other things you can bring to the table. Can you be focused and attentive? Timely? Etc
Talk to friends and family, see if they have any suggestions or recommendations
Go job hunting
Work with a temp agency
If all else fails, volunteer to keep yourself busy and get valuable experience

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Jennifer’s Answer


You mentioned that you're looking for your first job but I'm not 100% clear as to what type of career field you are interested in. If, based on your hashtag related to social work, you are looking for a career as a social worker, I would suggest you begin by seeking volunteer positions at local agencies. Do you know what's driving your interest in social work? I ask because it is not a career that brings in a lot of money and one of your other hashtags was money.

If you are simply looking to get your first job, I am always a proponent of retail or restaurant industry positions. The experience you will gain in these positions is invaluable. You will learn how to deal with a variety of personality types, you will learn whether you really enjoy helping others (which is a key component to social work) and you will certainly be required to develop a strong work ethic.

Lastly, let people in your network (whether it's friends or family or friends of friends) know that you are looking for employment and that you are eager to learn. When you get your first position, make sure you have a great attitude, are prepared to work hard every day, that you take initiative and seek out opportunities to help.

Best wishes!


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Shiraz’s Answer

Hi Luis,
I would say where ever you find your first job, one thing which should be kept in mind is to like your job and develop a keen interest in it. Some of the trusted forums to look for jobs based on your interest would be Linkdin.com, this link here also mentioned some of the other career and job based companies to apply and hunt for jobs https://www.searchenginejournal.com/linkedin-alternatives/297409/. although facebook and tweeter groups these days are also offering job hunting related materials and sometimes could be a source of finding good jobs. hope that was helpful.

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Anthony’s Answer

Hello Luis, I am happy to try and help answer your question! If you are looking for your first job, I would highly recommend connecting with the people in your network. These would be people you know through your family or teachers/professors you have had in school. These are the people that will know your work ethic and will be willing to speak on your behalf. Let them know you are actively looking for job opportunities and would like their help. You will need to give them some idea of a specific field or industry that you’re interested in, but hopefully they can reach out to their network and put you in contact with opportunities. A lot of jobs in today’s world are all about who you know and who knows you. They days of blindly submitting an application are gone because so many jobs are given to people that the boss knows or is connected with. However, when you can use your network to look for opportunities, your chances increase drastically.

I would also recommend joining LinkedIn and building your network on their as well. Make posts that you are currently looking for jobs, and add in a few hashtags for fields you’re interested in. This will allow your post to be seen by a wider audience and potentially help your chances.

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