Job-Search Basics


Anonymous writes:
How can I get a job?



The Career Doctor responds:
You know you can’t get any more basic in a question to a career blog than this one
but I am going to expand my answer a bit. How
long has it been since you spent any time reviewing your position and planning for a job
or career change?
So whether you are looking for your first job or just taking a hard look at your career
here is my 10-step career tune-up.
Step 1: Examine your life/career. Are you where you want to be in your career? How well
does your current job and career path meet your life goals? Do you feel as though your life
and career are in or out of balance? Be completely honest with yourself in answering these questions.
Step 2: Set career/job-search goals. Create a vision of where you see yourself in six
months in six years. Research careers jobs and employers. Be sure all your goals
are realistic.
Step 3: Reconnect with/expand your network. Your network of personal contacts is the
most powerful job-search tool under your control. Expand build strengthen your network.
Step 4: Upgrade your knowledge/skills. Employers want employees that have a set of
what’s termed “soft” skills including communications (written and verbal) interpersonal teamwork problem-solving analytical and adaptability.
Step 5: Consider additional training/education. One of the best ways to improve your
employability is to gain additional knowledge training or certification.
Step 6: Update/polish your resume. There are so many new rules of resume-writing
including different formats and versions that you best spend a fair amount of time
on this step.
Step 7: Learn/refresh job-search techniques. Do you know how to generate job leads?
How to use your network? You must stay current with the latest job-search techniques.
Step 8: Practice interviewing. One of the most overlooked areas of job-hunting is preparing
and practicing for job interviews. Research the employer; practice answering common
interview questions.
Step 9: Test your marketability. Job-hunting is all about marketing yourself to employers.
Determine what makes you unique among all other job-seekers.
Step 10: Consider advancing internally. Don’t always assume the best job opportunities
are those waiting for you outside your current employer.
Get more details on each step in my article
10-Step Career Tune Up
published on Quintessential Careers.

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Anonymous writes:
How can I get a job?



The Career Doctor responds:
You know you can’t get any more basic in a question to a career blog than this one
but I am going to expand my answer a bit. How
long has it been since you spent any time reviewing your position and planning for a job
or career change?
So whether you are looking for your first job or just taking a hard look at your career
here is my 10-step career tune-up.
Step 1: Examine your life/career. Are you where you want to be in your career? How well
does your current job and career path meet your life goals? Do you feel as though your life
and career are in or out of balance? Be completely honest with yourself in answering these questions.
Step 2: Set career/job-search goals. Create a vision of where you see yourself in six
months in six years. Research careers jobs and employers. Be sure all your goals
are realistic.
Step 3: Reconnect with/expand your network. Your network of personal contacts is the
most powerful job-search tool under your control. Expand build strengthen your network.
Step 4: Upgrade your knowledge/skills. Employers want employees that have a set of
what’s termed “soft” skills including communications (written and verbal) interpersonal teamwork problem-solving analytical and adaptability.
Step 5: Consider additional training/education. One of the best ways to improve your
employability is to gain additional knowledge training or certification.
Step 6: Update/polish your resume. There are so many new rules of resume-writing
including different formats and versions that you best spend a fair amount of time
on this step.
Step 7: Learn/refresh job-search techniques. Do you know how to generate job leads?
How to use your network? You must stay current with the latest job-search techniques.
Step 8: Practice interviewing. One of the most overlooked areas of job-hunting is preparing
and practicing for job interviews. Research the employer; practice answering common
interview questions.
Step 9: Test your marketability. Job-hunting is all about marketing yourself to employers.
Determine what makes you unique among all other job-seekers.
Step 10: Consider advancing internally. Don’t always assume the best job opportunities
are those waiting for you outside your current employer.
Get more details on each step in my article
10-Step Career Tune Up
published on Quintessential Careers.


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