BY: Adam Gavriel

Nearly a month into the New Year many have already abandoned their New Year’s Resolutions.With the New York Giants continuing to roll into the Super Bowl mine is still alive and well, watching one of my favorite sports teams win a championship.

If your New Year’s Resolution was like the one discussed here just before the end of 2011, with a  focus on getting a job, we hope you’re closing in on your goal. For some, this same New Year’s resolution may be frustrating you as your goals have not been met. For some, you may not have even gotten your foot in the door.

So we’re offering you “The Challenge” this year to rise up and find that employment by any means necessary…and we want to help.

There are employers out there looking to fill vacancies. We speak with them all the time and hope for more new clients to work with.

Conversely, if you’re a prospective employee, look at all the angles. Don’t just look at big corporations, but look at small businesses and even Not-For-Profit organizations too. A job is a job. It’s better than the alternative. Remember that small businesses account for some of the nation’s most abundant employment opportunities and should not be ignored by anyone looking for work.

We understand this sounds insensitive to some of you and maybe a bit naïve to others, but we believe finding these opportunities may be hard, (remember that anything worth having isn’t something found on any street corner). When you do find an opportunity it can be frustrating if you feel that you haven’t been considered for the best of your abilities.

No employer wants to see that after you got laid off, or quit your previous job that you didn’t do anything. Constant work will always out-weigh the other option. Though, try not to jump from career to career as employers might be hesitant to give you a full chance if they see that your job loyalty has faltered in the past.

Spend your time building a new skill to add to your employment. Want to continue building up your work experience? Look for possible volunteering venues. Anything is better than an empty slot in your resume where employers would feel the need to ask you, “Well sir/ma’am, tell me, ‘What did you do from 2008-2009?’” When you don’t have an answer, it’ll create an awkward situation for you as well and an easier decision for the interviewer.

At Crossroads Consulting we challenge you to take a look at our job openings and utilize our incredibly affordable resume and interview service. For the small amount you’re investing in yourself, getting that job that you so desperately want would make it worth it.

We want to be with you every step of the way in your route back to the employment spectrum.

Keep working your connections; keep your eyes and ears open for opportunity. It’s just around the corner.

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