How to find work


Faith Pitzer, Reporter

Finding work can be challenging and unattainable at times, but it’s not the end of the world. For those who are trying to contemplate or trying to identify various kinds of work that is suitable for oneself, it may be best to find work that revolves around their interest.

Mrs. Icenhower, a teacher at Gateway elementary, justifies her opinion regarding this matter. “I would look online. Do some research. Talk to someone. Communicate with someone who might share a similar interest.” Keep an eye out. Be alert within your community in reference to recruitment, any demand for employment. Connect and consult with those within your community. It will also help to read up on some reliable sources, like local newspapers, social media, and other outlets. How does a person find the right work? How would they know if what they are doing is fitting for them and what they need?

In keeping with my interview with Mr. Pappadakis, he reflects his thoughts relating to this matter. “Go with your gut as with true love, you know it when you see it, as Confucius said, ‘’Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’ ”

Stick with what you are passionate about. Use what you have and embrace work that works for you. Build on your passion and explore the possibilities that can spring up from that passion.

Delve into something that might pique your interest. Look around, seek out something new and different, and maybe you’ll find something worthwhile. If something arouses your curiosity, try it! If you don’t know where to start, attempt to connect with someone who might share that interest regarding work and different career paths.

Uncovering possible work that could bear interest is important. Be that as it may, we should recognize what employers are looking for in an employee. Mr. Pappadakis states, “They are looking for your specific skills. Woodland Park School District currently refers to this as transferable skills. Examples would be, generally, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, and global Awareness” Basically, employers appeal to skills that are earned and learned throughout our everyday lives. Basic and common skills that are useful in most everyday activities, is what one would need for the workforce. He also states, “Have the skills. Embrace the skills. Stop pretending they don’t matter” You need the skills to do the job effectively. You shouldn’t deny that every job has its own set of skills. They are significant and specific to each job, so to take a step into the direction towards success, you need to acquire those specific skills for that job. According to Mrs. Icenhower, she deems that employers are looking for certain qualities in an employee. “Someone who has a good work ethic. Time management…someone who manages their time well. A person who is responsible. Someone who shows that they’re honest (trustworthy), and an individual who has good communication” This is respectable and essential for any job. As Mr. Pappadakis simply put it, “Research the company. Conform to its values. Or find another.” Develop some knowledge about the job that interests you. Gain experience through training or some education. Follow through with what is expected for the employees within the company, if that is the employment you desire.