The first step is to support and assist individuals with identifying specific work preferences. Use motivational interviewing to open up dialogue about hopes, dreams, wants and needs to guide the job search towards specific industries and positions. Get out together in the community to visit employers to assess the environment, job tasks and cultural aspects of businesses. Next, build good relationships with as many employers as possible within your community. Utilize local chambers of commerce, business alliances, rotary clubs and other networking groups to maximize knowledge about and access to a wide range of employers. In small towns, relationships are everything and information is often shared by word of mouth, so involvement in community events can be helpful as well.