How to Find a Good Job Think about your skills, talents, and interests Before you begin your job search, do a quick self- assessment. Make a list of your interests, talents, and skills (cooking, computers, working with children, etc.). Having this information will help you find a job that you’ll be good at—and one that you will enjoy. Determine what kind of job you want u Do you want to work days? Nights? Weekends? What hours are you available to work? u Are you looking for a part-time or full-time job? u Would you rather work inside or outside? Do you want to work where there’s lots of activity or where it’s quiet? With people or by yourself? Network Talk to family and friends about job possibilities and tell everyone that you’re looking for a job. Most employers would rather hire a person that’s been recommended by someone they know than sort through applications, do interviews, and then hire a stranger. This is why most jobs never get advertised. Networking is the best way to find a job! Search for job openings Look in your newspaper and on free websites such as craigslist.org for job openings.