A successful job search requires real commitment. Having a solid game plan will make your job search more manageable. By understanding the different pieces of a job search and jobs available in your field, you can effectively develop a process that will help you reach your career goals.
Begin by taking an honest look at yourself (values, experience and skills). Identify the types of jobs you would like to have and the types of employers you want to work for. Next familiarize yourself with available people, places and companies to look for jobs in your local area. This may include using a local college career center, local newspapers, Internet websites (like Monster, etc.), scheduling information, interviews, attending job fairs, etc. The final steps include coming up with a plan to develop contacts with employers.
Reviewing newspapers, journals, magazines and newsletters is an easy way to identify help wanted ads. Respond as soon as possible to advertised positions with your cover letter and resume.
Identify possible employers that you are interested in working for and go directly to their website. Once there, look for Careers, Jobs or Employment links to view the types of positions the company is recruiting for. Next investigate the "About Us" or "Our Company" page to educate yourself on the company, its products, culture, etc. Here are some websites you can use to assist you in your job search:
Let everyone know you are looking for a job -- ask for tips, leads and suggestions. This includes family, professional colleagues, professors, internship supervisors and anyone else you can think of.
Registering with an employment agency can be a great way to further tap into the hidden job market and get into companies without having to make a commitment to working there for a long period of time.
Job Fairs are an excellent way to meet potential employers and gather information about employment opportunities and local companies that are hiring.
What might be considered fashionable and "hot" among your friends and relatives, may not necessarily be appropriate for the workplace. One good rule to remember is less is more. Some additional tips include:
Funded by the Department of Labor, Workforce Centers are another networking and resource you as a job seeker can use. Using one of these centers is a great way to network and gather more information on the how's and what's of job seeking. Go online to Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County or contact the office nearest to you:
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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