Yes, this might actually be the perfect opportunity for you to be a mystery shopper, since it gets you out of the house and interacting with people on a regular basis.
When job seeking, realize that job hunting is now your job and you must be as diligent about job seeking as you would be as an employee.
If you are unemployed and actively seeking employment, this might be an excellent source of meeting your new employer.
Mystery shopping gets you in the habit of getting out of the house and interacting with people on a daily basis, which is key in your job search.
You can organize and schedule your day to perform your regular job seeking tasks and interviews, and work your mystery shopping assignments in with your schedule.
It’s a fact that the more people you interact with, the better your chances of landing a job, and mystery gives you an opportunity to interact with as many or as few people as you like.
When you perform your mystery shopping assignments, be personable; engage those you come in contact with in conversation and let them know that you are a job seeker, and would welcome any help they can offer.
This is no time to be shy; tell people how great you are and show them how personable and qualified you are. Without the pressure of a structured job interview scenario, since you are more relaxed, the real you shines through.
It’s also a way to keep up with you people skills and stay sharp in your observation and reporting skills.
Use the people you come in contact with as a pretend interview and when the real interviews come, you will have had lots of practice, and will be more skilled, at ease and be able to promote yourself and you skills more effectively, showing them why you are the best person for the job.
People love to help other people and it’s amazing by just letting others know that you are in the job-seeking market how they may be able to help you.
Believe it or not, but most jobs are filled, not by classified ads or the internet, but by word of mouth, recommendations, and referrals, by a friend of a friend of a friend.
So get out there, get shopping and get noticed. In addition to having fun, shopping and dining for free, you just might land your new dream job.