If you live in Peoria, Illinois, here are a few resources and tips for trying to get a job.
One of the very first places to look and this is presuming you are interested in general employment, is School District #150. They are always on the lookout for school bus drivers. Contrary to what many people believe, bus drivers’ wages can be very competitive an after you have been on the job a time you are eligible to get extra driving assignments that can result in a good income.
There are actually several ways to approach working and they include getting an agent, being a temp, advertising for a job, answering an ad and looking online or signing up with an online firm.
The easiest method to explain is to just look in your local paper everyday under “help wanted.” (The major paper being Sunday’s) Our paper is the Peoria Journal Star. They also have a section where you can advertise for a general or specific job.
We have a local Manpower office here in Peoria, Illinois. These people are very good at what they do.
First they will do an inventory of what you are good at and what your strengths are. Then they will see if they have anything for you. If they don’t they will have you call into the office every week.
However, the other thing that they have is a library of hundreds of online self-teach business courses to let you learn computer to finance. In other words, while you’re waiting to work in Peoria, Illinois, you are becoming more valuable. When they put you to work you go in as a temporary or contract employee but if you do a good job you get the job permanently.
Next there are staffing agencies that work much the same way. Advantage Staffing will take an application and then based on your strengths, send you out as a “temp.” Sooner or later if you do a good job you will be hired permanently.
Peoria, Illinois, is also home to DPA Services that acts more as an employment agency looking for career placement opportunities for you.
As far as online possibilities it is going to be a national operation with the capability to hone in on your general area. A great opportunity is Jobs.com.
As far as tips for employment go, always check with the state agency office for employment in your city. Ours is the Illinois Unemployment Office.
Always have a resume handy. Every place will ask you for one and it is a way to make an impression. Further, you can be comprehensive about you are.
Don’t give up. Half the battle of getting a job is being positive. If you are positive you will come across better in an interview.
Remember, sometimes it is better to start a little lower on the totem pole, in other words get “your foot in the door,” with an eye towards getting a better job later.