When it comes to searching for jobs, sometimes it can get a bit disheartening. If you are taking the old approach of printing out 50 resumes and walking store to store, you may want to consider refining your approach to fine tune it to the 21st century.
These days, employers are not as impressed with face to face greetings and firm hand shakes as they are with someone who understands how the 21st century market works, and, more importantly, how consumers currently see products and the companies that make them. If you want to demonstrate to a company that you are an employee who is fit to contribute to the success of a 21st century company, then you need to make sure that your job search approach is likewise aligned with the 21st century.
Rather than walk around with a stack of printed out resumes and ask to leave them on someone’s desk, you probably would be a lot better served by a tablet. With the right tablet in hand, you can easily track down companies on your hit list, while doing research on the company and job on the go. Whether you are on the bus or in the waiting room awaiting your interview, you can find out more about the company that you are hoping to get hired at. Instead of spending your time idly and crossing your fingers for good luck, instead be productive and continue your search on the go.
Of course, if you are on the job search you might be a little tight on funds. Since you likely have not had a solid income in awhile, you probably want to try to invest in technology that can help you land that job without spending a ton of money. If that is the case, consider taking advantage of the many coupons and discounts offered by Microsoft through its partnership with Groupon. Right now, for example, Microsoft is offering $150 off any of its products simply by using the coupon from Groupon. Keep in touch with all of the great offerings by Groupon and Microsoft and you will be able to fund your job search easily, and greatly accelerate the process, too.