Looking for a job is hard these days, isn’t it? The same rings true whether you just quit or you’re new and looking for your very first job. And it’s hard for so many reasons: the current state of the world, economy, inflations everywhere, etc. In short, we now need more to be able to sustain ourselves.
On the other hand, we want to be happy and love our careers too. That means we might want to change our paths and work jobs that have nothing to do with our college majors. Also, many have realized that they want to branch out or hone their skills. That usually means you need to look for internship positions and work in environments where people genuinely care about you and your growth.
So, what’s the problem? Well, an ideal job is tough to find. How are you supposed to look for an internship that requires experience to apply? Where do you even get that experience when you’re just getting started? So many questions, and we know how stressful it all can be.
That’s why we’re here to help you chase your dreams. How? We suggest looking for opportunities within your local communities and businesses. Why? Read on to find out.
Why Choose Locals?
Why do we encourage you to look within your local community? The answer to that is very simple — that is where you find people who care. Small businesses may not seem like they have a lot to offer, but don’t let that fool you.
In fact, local businesses are more likely to help their community members by offering them internship opportunities or just a chance to learn all kinds of skills. And isn’t that exactly what you need when you want to change professions, branch out, or just learn something new? We think so.
The best part about this is these businesses don’t belong to the corporate world. There won’t be people to compete with you, and nobody will be out to get you or trying to set you up. Doesn’t that sound magical? It’s an environment that encourages you to grow by guiding you every step of the way.
How do we know all of this? Think about the last time you visited a local business. We bet you had the most pleasant customer service and overall experience. With this kind of kindness in mind, we simply know that local businesses are more than ready to help you out.
Not Enough Opportunities? Here’s How You Can Change That
Unfortunately, opportunities at local businesses can be quite scarce. Why? Because not all of them are as large as we want them to be. But would you believe us if we told you that you can change that by doing one thing? It’s pretty simple — support your favorite local businesses.
Okay, we’re not saying supporting these businesses will land you a job or make the owners more inclined to offer you any kind of opportunities. So, what will supporting the locals do for you? Actually, you can get a lot in return.
If we know anything about local businesses, it’s that they love giving back. Yes, they will volunteer their time and money to help out the community that made them successful. But a livelier community isn’t all you can get.
Let’s think about it: when you give the locals more business, they’ll need to make more products to create supplies for the demand. Also, since their business is booming, they’ll need to hire more people. So yes, supporting the locals means you’re creating more job opportunities for yourself and your community members. That also means that you can start working towards a dream job and life.
But Are All Locals Really Locals?
Yes, this is the question you’ll want to ask yourself first. Why? Because you’re more likely to get better work conditions if you’re working for actual locals. They not only care about fair and safe work environments but have to adhere to Labor Laws. That doesn’t mean non-local businesses will treat you badly, but it’s always best to be safe.
There was never a good way to differentiate between locals and non-locals, making it hard for people to know who to support. Well, until now because our founder came up with the USA Strong Verification system that can help you out.
This system allows us to collect business information (provided by the businesses themselves) and keep it bulletproof on the STRONG Blockchain. But keeping information safe isn’t all we’re doing. Instead, we’re making it readily available for all curious customers, like you.
But what kind of information would prove to us that a business is truly and fully USA-Made? We believe that they need to use USA-made supplies, be based in the USA, and hire the USA’s workforce. Yes, everything down to the nuts and bolts needs to be American-made. Why do we insist on that? Because we, too, want to support local businesses and communities.
Transparency Issues Resolved
USA Strong is big on transparency because we believe not honest brands should keep anything away from their customers. After all, that’s the best way to build a loyal customer base. Since many businesses have transparency issues, we’re using the USA Strong Verification system to resolve them.
We don’t blame businesses for not knowing what information should be readily available to their customers, but that’s why we’re here to help. And you, the customer, can verify the trustworthiness levels of any of our featured brands yourself by simply looking their information up on our STRONG Blockchain.
But if you don’t have the time to go through every business’ info, trust us instead. Find the Verified Badge on our website next to the names of the brands you want to support and know they’re ticked all the boxes.