Job Search Strategies
Find a Job
Read through the Job Search Strategies listed below to learn how to coordinate your job search. It takes a concentrated effort to discover what you want to get out of a job and find a job that meets your personal requirements. Assessing your skills and how they can benefit you in the job search is an important step that will allow you to gain confidence and discover your true strengths. Once you are aware of what you want in a career, what the requirements are for that field, and how your skills match up with the requirements, you will be better prepared to apply for positions in that career and find success in future jobs. A successful job search strategy involves setting goals and sticking to them. If you want to send out ten resumes a week, then you need to know where to look to find the open position. If you want to work for a specific company, then you need to make the right contacts and cold calling to find people who know about open positions in your field, what it takes to make it in the career, and how to impress hiring managers at specific companies.
You will learn that your resume is a tool that speaks for you and is often the factor that determines if you will receive a call for an interview and follow-up. Did you know that you are supposed to dress professionally no matter how casual the company is and that you should send a thank-you not after every interview? By learning the do’s and don’ts of the job search, you can cut down the time it takes to find a rewarding job.
Follow these steps to give yourself the edge!
- Determine your career objectives.
- Develop a strategy for your job search.
- Learn to network and market yourself.
- Create a professional resume.
- Have a successful interview and follow-up