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How do I improve my job searching/networking skills?

Asked by shpadoinkle_sue (7188points) April 5th, 2010

I’m going back to retail, which I swore I’d never do, but I’ve got to do something. I’ve been concentrating on school lately, but I’ve got to wait to get accepted into a program. It’s alright, but I definately need to improve my networking and job search skills. I’m expecting to get a couple part time jobs.

Is it better to go into the store, ask for the manager, and ask about hiring? Or just go in and get an application? Stay home and do it online? Attack the job search engines? I’ve never had much luck with them. Should I turn in a cover letter and resume with the application?

This looks like a lot of questions, but I really want to get better and do it right.

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mirifique's avatar

Hang out in malls and chat up the managers and retail staff. Hang out where they hang out. Get the inside scoop.

davidbetterman's avatar

Do it in person.

Just_Justine's avatar

I think attack it from all angles. But in person is better. Also get the news out there, you will be surprised who’s uncles, friends, boyfriends sister is. You know!

marinelife's avatar

E. All of the above. Try it all.

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