President Obama's speech was about job creation.  But, if you're unemployed now, what can you do to find a job? Career Consultant and Author of "The 10Ks of Personal Branding" Kaplan Mobray stopped by with details.   

1. Tax Cuts for Hiring Unemployed Persons

President Obama: Companies who hire people who have been unemployed for over 6 months get a tax break
What it means for those looking for Jobs: Companies will be on the lookout for "Boomerangs". Those who they let go but would love to have come back.
 What should you do?
·      Contact your most recent employer or former boss and ask for information on new job opportunities at your previous employer.
·      Post your resume in the job database of your recent employer to be considered for new opportunities
 
2. Additional resources for Education, Infrastructure, Veterans, Long Term Unemployed
President Obama: The American Jobs Act will bring increased resources for Education, Veterans, Construction, Long term unemployed
What it means for those looking for Jobs: For the first time a gap in employment may work in your favor.
 What should you do?
·      Post your resume online where teaching jobs exist to take advantage of potential new openings.
·      If you are a veteran you should focus on joining professional networking communities and beefing up your resume to highlight your status.
·      Consider looking for jobs with local and state agencies to apply your skills to infrastructure opportunities.
 
3. Additional resources for Job Training and Extended Unemployment Insurance
 President Obama: Act will provide extended unemployment insurance benefits while funding job training programs to help long term unemployed to sharpen their skills
What it means for those looking for Jobs:  More relief is on the way for long term unemployed to fund their ability to look for jobs.
 What should you do?
·      Research your local and state job training resources to access resources like resume writing, career coaching, and networking opportunities to help speed up the process of getting back to work

 

For more career advice from Kaplan, log onto http://www.kaplanmobray.com/ .