Small businesses are extremely risk adverse and that's your opportunity to step in. Here's a few good ideas that will significantly increase your employment odds:
- Contribute to sales & marketing - small companies need people who can sell & spread the word. Whatever your primary skill set, offer to make sales calls, produce newsletters or write website content etc...at no cost. Everyone has sold something inside or outside of work. You can contribute to this essential function.
- Forget the 9-5 - come in early/leave late and demonstrate that you will readily work extra hours to consistently deliver quality work ahead of time.
- Try me out - in a difficult market, people are risk adverse. Offer to work a week trial at no cost, to prove your value to the business.