In May 2013, the unemployment rate was at 6.3 percent in the U.S. — and that’s not counting everyone who is underemployed or still employed, yet looking for their next job. A new website, 50waystogetajob.com, has emerged to help job seekers discover unique solutions that can help them get a job, other than emailing dozens of copies of their resumes every day.
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The site starts by asking users to choose their current state of job seeking, e.g. “overwhelmed” or “stuck” or “networking.” Each option appears on its own tile. After clicking on the appropriate tile, users are then offered approximately six tiles to choose from which offer ideas to help resolve that problem.
For example, if you’re overwhelmed, you’ll see suggestions such as “help five people,” “commit to do these four things when you’re feeling overwhelmed,” or “visit catchafire.org.” Clicking on each tile explains more details about these selections. The “four things” to commit to when you’re overwhelmed when job searching include:
1. Sleep for seven hours
2. Eat a full, healthy meal
4. Treat yourself to something you love
The site doesn’t promise to help you get a job, but if you’re feeling stuck in a rut, it can provide some inspirational ideas to get you motivated. It’s also full of other resources — such as other websites — job hunters can use to help find a job.
For those looking for a job, 50waystogetajob.com is well worth a quick visit to discover even just one idea you may not thought of yet to get ahead in your search.
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