Experts say that January/ is the top month/ for getting a new job. Many Americans/ make a promise/ that they will find a new or better job/ in the new year. And many businesses/ decide to fill empty positions/ this time of year.
There are many ways/ to find a job. It can be as easy /as walking into a neighborhood store/ to look at its announcement board. Local stores/ often have areas/ where people/ can put small signs/ telling what kind of service they need/ or can provide. Such services/ include caring for children/ or cleaning houses. Or, job searchers/ can look in the newspaper. Local newspapers/ have employment announcements/ placed by companies/ seeking workers.
Another popular tool/ for finding jobs/ is the Internet. For example, people/ in four hundred and fifty cities/ around the world/ can use the Craigslist Web site/ to buy objects, meet people or find a job. Craigslist/ says that it receives two million new job listings/ each month.
Another useful way/ to find a job/ is through a college/ or university. For example, students/ at the University of Texas/ in Austin/ can go to the Career Exploration Center/ to get help/ in finding a job. People/ who graduate from universities/ can also use alumni groups and resources. This means that/ new graduates/ can get advice/ about jobs/ from older graduates. Each American state/ also has an employment services office/ that can help people/ train and look for jobs.
Of course, looking for a job/ requires knowing/ what kind of work/ you want to do. For example, there is a book/ called “What Color is Your Parachute?”/ by Richard Bolles. This book/ has been helping people/ choose a career/ since it was first published/ in nineteen seventy.
Some experts/ also help people/ find jobs. Susan W. Miller/ owns a company/ called California Career Services/ in Los Angeles. She says/ her company/ helps people/ find jobs/ by first helping them/ understand their strengths, goals and interests. Then she provides them/ with methods and resources/ to help them/ find the right job.