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Time Routine Schedule in the Job Search

People can have routines in their lives. Work can be a routine for many people.

Routines related to work can be:

  • Wake up at a particular time
  • Have an established work routine going to work (for example, eat breakfast, put on work clothes, travel to the same or similar route to work, stop by the same coffee shop or gas station, and so on)
  • Spend time on work tasks at the workplace
  • Have an established work routine to leave work (for example, stop by the cafe or bar after work, travel the same route back home, eat supper at an established time, and so on)

When people lose their jobs, they can feel great stress. Part of the stress can be the established routine of a workplace disappears. What provided structure for many people becomes lost.

You may find it helpful to establish routine ideas as you search for a job. Below are some ideas to develop a routine while searching for a job. Some established ideas for a routine can be:

  • Wake up at an established time on certain days
  • Have set time to search for a job (like the same time each day you job search)
  • See a career expert at an established time (like the same day and time during the week). Besides establishing a routine, a career expert can help give feedback on your job search.
  • Go to a job club at an established time (like the same day and time during the week). The social component of a job club can be helpful; searching for a job position can be a lonely process, and a job club can help provide social support.
  • Go to other social groups at structured times (for example, going to a social group connected with a hobby you may have). The social group can help give you social support while searching for a job.
  • Meet family or friend members at a particular time
  • Exercise – having an established time to exercise may be helpful to deal with stress and keep you healthy
  • Listen or watch media programs at a specific time (like watch your favorite comedy program at the same time in the week)
  • Eat meals at established times

In conclusion, these are some ideas to create a routine while searching for a job position. A schedule may help reduce your stress related to your job search.

Ways to Find a Remote Job (or Remote Careers) on Google? Use the Advanced Search Feature.

You may want to find information on remote jobs (or remote careers) on the Internet.

  • Where do you find information on remote jobs (or remote careers)?

I guess you could do a variety of different activities to find information. Some ideas could be.

  • Ask an expert (if you can find one)
  • You can ask a person randomly off the street
  • You could look at an ancient achieve looking through historical documents
  • You could guess
  • You could search the Internet using a search engine.

You could probably think of other ways to find information than those listed above.–some ways to find information are likely to be more effective than others. I want to focus on searching engines to find information on the Internet.

You can use search engines–places on the Internet that you can use to find information. Google would be a typical search engine.\

Not Finding What You Want–Try the Advanced Search Feature

If you are using a search engine and not finding the information you are looking for, you can look to see if the search engine has an Advanced Search feature.

The Advanced Search Feature gives additional options to search for remote jobs (or remote careers).

Let’s look at the Google search as an example.

Go to Google at www.google.com.
Then in the search box, type “Advance Search Google.”
Hopefully, you will then get a search result screen that will give you the choice of “ Advanced Search–Google.”
Click on the link “Advanced Search–Google.”

Advanced Search Screen

You will then see a screen called “Advanced Search.”
You then will have a screen listing different options that you can search by.

You can find some options that include:

  • all these words: – a search result would have to include all the words you type in here
  • this exact word or phrase – a search result would have to include the exact word or phrase you type in
  • any of these words: – a search result would have to have any of these words you type in.

You can either type in your search in the correct box search option or use the suggestions on the right side of the screen on how you can write out a search in the search box.
Screen list suggestions under the column title “To do this in the search box.”

“this exact word or phrase” box

Let’s use an example you are trying to find Instructional Designer remote job positions.
You may get a better search result if you search for the phrase “Instructional Designer” job as a phrase where the search result will display only those results with the “Instructional Designer” phrase in the entry.

You can either:

  • Type the phrase Instructional Design in the “this exact word or phrase” box.
  • Or you can use quotes around the phrase “Instructional Design.”

You then can put the word “remote jobs” in the “all these words” box feature.

You will then hopefully get results that have Instructional Designer Remote job positions.

In conclusion, a search engine may have an Advanced Search feature to give you more search options when searching for information on the Internet. Google has an advanced search feature that may help you achieve more success when searching for remote jobs (or remote careers) on Google.

Stress from a job search? Take time away from the Job Search

Sometimes, when a person is searching for a job position, they can feel stressed. You may benefit from getting away from the job search for a while and doing an activity that you enjoy doing.

Here are some activities to consider.:

  • Hobby–look into doing a hobby that may interest you
  • Read something–read a book, magazine, or other documents
  • Movie–watch a film that interests you
  • Get involved–may get involved on a particular issue that interests you
  • Social connections–people are social animals; people are social beings; you may find it valuable to stay in contact with people. Social connections may help you with the stress you may have
  • Look up something positive–find positive news on the Internet. You can search on Google (or another search engine) with words like “Good news” or “Positive news.” You may get search results that allow you to read the positive news occurring in the world

In my opinion, you may often hear news coverage as negative rather than positive. You will hear about the bus driver who crashed their bus, killing seven people, rather than the bus driver who successfully and safely transported people for 30 years. If you want to read about positive stuff in the world, search for positive news on the Internet and see what you find.

  • Look on the Internet to learn more about a hobby or passion that interests you–you can look on the Internet to find a passion or hobby you enjoy. For example, you can learn more about astronomy if you enjoy astronomy as a passion
  • Comedy–laughter can improve a person’s mood. You may enjoy watching your favorite comedian or a comedy movie

In conclusion, you may experience stress in the job search. You may benefit from taking time away from the job search. You then can do an enjoyable activity to re-charge your energy before getting back into the job search again.

Salary Information: Do you know how much they should pay you?

Many people will work in a variety of different careers as they pursue a remote job. Salaries will be different for different remote careers.

You may find it valuable to know the salary range for a particular remote career; you may find the salary information helpful in deciding upon a specific job and helping you negotiate a salary with a potential employer.

Here are some places on the Internet where you can find salary information.

Indeed.com

Indeed.com is a website that provides job positions people can explore; Indeed.com also includes salary information. You can find out salary information on Indeed.com.
Here is where you can find salary information on Indeed.com
Go to Indeed.com
Then you will see a link on the top part of the screen called “Find Salaries.”
Click the “Find Salaries” link.
Then you can type in the career field and location to find the average salary for that occupation. You can type in the job title you want to explore and then type in the word “Remote” or “United States” (type in the word “remote” will translate the location as “United States”).

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a two-year federal government publication that gives information on the major career fields of the United States.
Go to Occupational Outlook Handbook (https://www.bls.gov/ooh/)
You can read career information on particular careers.
You access a particular career either by typing in a word search or browsing by category.
For this example, let us browse by category.
You will see different categories on your left
For this example, select the category “Business and Financial Occupations.”
Then you will see some specific occupations in the Business and Financial Occupations category.
Then select the choice “Training and Development Specialists.”
You will then get more information on the Training and Development Specialist profession.
You will have a series of box links on the top part of the screen to give specific information on the Training and Development Specialist career.
For this example, select the “Pay” box link.
You will then have a screen that will give information on the Training and Development Specialist profession salary information.

In conclusion, Salary rate information may be valuable to you. You can use the information to help choose a career. You may also use the information to negotiate a salary with a potential employer.

Unemployed: Ways to Deal with the Stress

Lose your Job: Now Unemployed

When you lose a job (be it a remote job or not) – you can enter a stressful time in your life. People may experience various emotions like surprise, sadness, loneliness, and anger. Here are some suggestions to deal with job loss:

Ideas to help with the stress

  • First, Help with the emotional loss – losing a job position can be stressful. Unemployment can rate as one of the high stressful events a person can have in their lives. You may find talking to a counselor, friend, or family member helpful in dealing with the stress.
  • Second, Think of jobs as temporary – be aware that positions are temporary – jobs begin, jobs end, and some jobs change over time. The thought that a job is temporary may lessen the intense emotions you may feel from a job loss.
  • Third, Unemployment insurance–You may qualify for unemployment insurance. Unemployment insurance may give you financial help while searching for another job. Check with your state unemployment program for specific details.
  • Fourth, Take advantage of career services – Take advantage of career services from sources like:
    • Your state workforce development office,
    • College university career office (if it applies),
    • Career expert from a non-profit (if it applies),
    • Private career expert.

If you are paying for a career expert, please evaluate the career expert to determine if that career expert is worth your time. I would recommend a pay-as-you-go arrangement with your career expert rather than pre-paying for services ahead of time. That way, if you no longer want to use the career expert, you can stop paying the career expert for services.

  • Fifth, Social network–when you have the stress of a job loss, social groups can help support you in your time of stress from your job loss.
  • Sixth, Health–can be helpful to stay healthy – you may look into doing exercises and eating healthy.
  • Seventh, Routines–people who work may have an established routine in their workplace; when people lose their job, people may lose a big part of their routine. People may find comfort in routine. Some ideas to create a routine can be:
    • (A) Job club–a job club is a group of people who help people with job loss. The job club may meet at a specific time (like the same day of the week)
    • (B) Meet with a group of friends on an established routine – meet at a specific time
    • (C) Eat at established times
    • (D) Meet with career experts at established times

In Conclusion, dealing with job loss can be stressful. Ideas expressed are some ways to deal with stress. I hope everyone’s job journey is quickly solved when dealing with unemployment.

Feedback: Way to Improve

When I get feedback on something, I have found that I can often improve doing that something.

The feedback I am thinking about is the feedback where you give suggestions to another person on ideas to improve. Examples of feedback could be: “Here are some suggestions to improve your resume,” or “Here are some suggestions to improve your application,” and so on. The suggestions still allow the person to decide if they want to use the advice or not.

When I searched for a job position, sometimes the only feedback I would get from a job search was a lot of rejections. I would not get any other type of feedback in a job search–like ways to improve a cover letter, ways to improve an application, or ways to improve an interview.

The job search itself would provide no additional feedback except for rejections.

I have sometimes found it helpful to get feedback from other sources – Some of the other sources can be:

  • Friends
  • Family
  • Career Coaches (or career counselors)
  • Career experts at the Workforce Development office
  • Feedback from a job club (a job club is a social club that helps people find job positions)
  • Career expert from career associations (a career association where members are from a particular profession)
  • Talk to people in the profession you have an interest in going into

In conclusion, I have found getting feedback in my job search could improve my job search. So, if you are having difficulty with your job search, consider getting feedback.

 

Happy Easter 2022 (or whatever holiday you celebrate)

Have a wonderful Happy Easter
(Or have a wonderful holiday on whatever holiday you celebrate)
I spent this week celebrating Easter with friends and family for me.

Next week, a new post will appear; may everyone have a wonderful week.

Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates the holiday.
Happy Holiday to whatever people may celebrate for those who do not celebrate Easter.

May everyone have a wonderful week.

 

Benjamin Franklin – Effective no matter what your age

Going to post something a little different from talking about remote careers; going to talk about history this week.

Filmmaker Ken Burns Benjamin Franklin Series

Filmmaker Ken Burns had a recent grad documentary about Benjamin Franklin this past week on PBS.
The show series is two episodes for those interested in watching the show.
You can watch the episodes online at the following address:

Web site Address: https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/benjamin-franklin/#watch

The two episodes are:

(1) Episode 1 | “Join or Die” (1706-1774)

(2) Episode 2 | “An American” (1775-1790)

The show is an excellent show about Benjamin Franklin, and I would encourage anyone interested in American Revolutionary War history to watch the show.

Benjamin Franklin, an American Hero

Busy time of life for me, so I used a past post about Benjamin Franklin.

On July 4, the day we celebrate the United States Independence from England, people may think about the American Revolutionary War. I enjoy reading about the heroes of the American Revolutionary War. One hero of the American Revolution War I enjoyed learning more about is Benjamin Franklin–here was a hero who was an inventor, took part in the American revolutionary activities, and was a successful business owner.

Effective at any age 

Benjamin Franklin was involved in many of the American Revolution activities at an age when people may consider a person no longer able to contribute or be effective in society; some examples are

  • 1776–Declaration of Independence (Benjamin Franklin was 70 years old)
  • 1776–Diplomat to France (Benjamin Franklin was 70 years old)
  • 1783–Treaty of Pairs–ends the American Revolutionary War (Benjamin Franklin was 77 years old)
  • 1787–United States Constitution Convention (Benjamin Franklin was 81 years old)

For me, Benjamin Franklin can be an example of what you can do, no matter your age. Regardless of what age a person may be, a person can be influential and contribute to society–just like Benjamin Franklin.

Way to Evaluate College Classes

You may decide to take college classes remotely to help you with a remote career you may want to pursue.
Here is an idea to evaluate time commitments for college courses.

Colleges (or universities) can vary in their policies; please evaluate your specific college to see if the ideas here will work for you.

College courses can vary in their time commitments. The same college courses taught by different college instructors may vary in their time commitments.

Students may have a choice in what classes they would like to take that would satisfy their course of study. Courses of study could be certificates, degrees, or other recognition for students taking courses.

College may offer the ability to sign up for a class; then drop a class before paying for it.

Colleges may provide students with a short evaluation period between when they sign up for the course and when they have to drop the course before paying for it. Students can use this evaluation period to decide if they want to take the course or not.

Syllabus

The syllabus is an essential document for a college class. The syllabus gives vital information about the college class. The syllabus can have information like grading policy, what materials will be covered in the course, and schedule when assignments are due.

If you have

  • Choice as to what college class you can take to fulfill a course of study (you have a group of courses you can choose from)
  • You can sign up for a course and drop it later without paying for it.
  • And you can pay for class books and other materials after deciding what classes you decide you want to take. You do not need the class materials right away.

If you have the above choices, you may want to consider the following idea:

You can sign up for more classes than you plan to take for that college term. You intentionally decide to sign up for more courses than what you plan to study for that college term; you intend to drop some college courses.

You can use this evaluation period to obtain information in two areas:

  • Syllabus – you can get the syllabus and see the course requirements.
  • Instructor teaching style – you can evaluate the instructor’s teaching style.

You then can have more information to evaluate a class. You can then decide what course works for you.

In conclusion, you may be able to use a short evaluation period between when you can sign up for a course and then drop the course before paying for the course. You can use this evaluation period to understand the time commitments for the course better.