Jobs Report

By Chris Conde
February 10, 2017

Getting the job.

Be the person the employer wants to hire. Think about who the employer needs to hire and then become that person. If you need a degree earn one, if you need more experience, get it. You can’t always find the right job for you, but you can become the right person for the job.

Starting at the bottom is okay, it is a great way to work yourself up into a company.

Make the connections with other people in the field.  Get on the web and sign up for professional networks like LinkedIn and be sure to fill out your profile as complete as possible.

Polish your resume. A resume might not get you the job by itself but ha bad resume can certainly cost you the opportunity.

Nail the Interview. If a hiring manager will meet with you be sure to be positive and make a memorable impression. Arrive early and dress accordingly. Practice common interview questions so you have answers ready to go.

Don’t Burn Bridges. An employer considering you for a job will almost certainly call your previous employer. Be sure to do your best on any job you have whether temporary or dead-end, work as though it were your dream job.

Look everywhere. Newspapers, online sites, company websites and temp agencies. You can even use social media to post that you are looking for work. One of your friends may have a lead.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. It is easy to let the stress of job hunting overwhelm you. Don’t be bashful. Reach out to friends and family to help you in your search.

Jobs in McPherson this week range from customer service representatives to third shift supervisors. Microbiologists or a tool salesperson, McPherson has your job waiting.

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 227,000 in January, and the national unemployment rate was little changed at 4.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Job gains occurred in retail trade, construction, and financial activities. Kansas unemployment remains at 4.2 percent. 

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