Top Ways to Find Work in 2009

Economists are predicting that 2009 will be one of the worst economic years since the Depression. If you are a person looking for work it will be vitally important to build new relationships (Networking) and promote your skills and abilities for assignments (Freelancing).  Here are some ways that may help:

  1. Networking:  Try networking online and in person at industry associations, social websites, Church, Alumni organizations and other groups.
  2. Find Freelance/consulting opportunities on, Craigslist and other websites
  3. Volunteering allows you to network with people who are working in companies of interest and help those in greater need. Here are some ideas: American Cancer Society, Lupus Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Liver Foundation and many other non- profits.
  4. Temporary assignments: Many companies will use temporary help for special projects or situations such employees on leave.  
  5. Start your own business: Greek philospher Plato said “Necessity is the mother of invention” You can still create your own job in America.

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