The younger you are, the harder it is to get a job in 2012. That seems to be the way things are these days as employers want to hire people with experience and some sort of a proven track record. If you don’t have much or any of that, you are in a pickle.
But those who are really willing to work at getting a job, maybe even willing to put in more than 40 hours a week, do have some hope. A great article you need to check out details some of the steps you should be doing in your job search.
Your goal is to try to be everywhere and apply to everything. You need to be connected with a cell phone, the Internet, and you need to be eager to do and try everything to get that job. In other words, you need to make an all out assault on the job world and let everyone (and anyone) you possibly can know that you want a job.
You don’t want to sound like you need a job but that you want one. Never sound needy. Always sound willing. Willing to work and go the extra mile and to do anything an employer needs done.
But the important thing is to utilize every possible avenue you have to put yourself in contact with people who might be hiring or know someone that is hiring. If you are 18 years old and not going to college, you know how badly you need a job. Even if you are lucky and have free room and board with your parents, you need a job as soon as possible.
The younger generations are really suffering now with their unemployment rates at well over 10%. That is NOT going to change anytime soon no matter who gets elected as President in November. It is up to you to find that job and to put yourself out there. Good luck! (I know you need it)