I was at a job fair the other day, just to promote my website,
naturally my mind was on the 5 critical steps to job search success and
started talking with some participants while waiting for the company
reps to have an opening.
Some of the job searchers needed more help and a better focus I could
tell as they discussed their own job search steps. So I decided to just
jump in and give some solid advice on my 5 critical steps to job search
success that I offer
as advice to have a successful job search. After I was done, they
thought my advice was great and that I should post it on my website to
also help others all I could. So here goes, as I do think this is a
very useful, and a down to earth guide to helping you find a great job.
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1. What job do you really want?
don't know what job it is that
you really want? If so then it's a bad plan to just end up sending out
your resume to any job that is advertised on the World Wide Web. So the
thing you need right now in this step is to keep track of the jobs you
have applied for and also to create a list for what things you want in
list you are going to create
should contain the Industry-the location-the hours of work-the specific
job skills that you want and are sure that you can perform.
Keeping this wish list sheet in your eye sight every time you apply for
a job and only apply, if the job meets your own criteria. I realize
this is hard to do, but if you really want a job you are going to love,
then give it your best shot. Just keep in mind how uplifted you will be
at the prospect of a job you would really like!
Create Your Cover Letter and Resume Using Your List!!
you really know your own skills and
build a great wish list for jobs you have in mind, then any of the jobs
you find online will certainly match your own skills and will be a
great job to apply for. They will then essentially be the same and a
good fit for you.
employers use their job
description skills to compare to your own resume skills, if you make
them match, well you could get the interview for a job you would really
Create Weekly Goals for Applying for Jobs.
out job applications can be
frustrating. So think on the bright side. You now have figured out what
your wish list must have in a job criteria is. You also should have
created your resumes, making the job skills match the desired job
opening. You should have found 5 or 6 of them and created a unique
resume and cover letter for each one.
So now lets
make some goals for sending out your resume!!
Yes, it is very important for a couple of reasons. You need to decide
how many jobs you are going to apply for each week. Creating a routine
for yourself is much easier on you. I would send out 5 or 6 per week,
and if you get no answers, then I would increase this to 10 or12 a week.
Sometimes on the average, I would say it takes around 1 month to get an
answer after you send out your resume. Mental exhaustion by spending
much time confusing yourself, by not keeping track of where your
resumes were sent off to, will cause severe mental anguish.
Create a Simple Spreadsheet for Tracking Your Job Apps
applying for many jobs, it is critical to keep track of what you have
accomplished. So an excel spreadsheet is the best choice by far. This
gets you organized in your job search and also helps to set your mind
information you would want on a
Company Name and address phone #
Skills required for the job
Where are you at in the process( no
reply, or yes got an interview)
can create your spreadsheet with an
unlimited amount of tracking. The more the better as you will fill more
at ease knowing exactly what, when and where you have applied for a job
in the past.
Revise These 5 Critical Steps to Job Search Success by Reviewing
Review the information on your
spreadsheet. Type in any information you are tracking that comes in,
make sure to fill out every single column that you can.
This will help you to analyze the good and the bad.
You can now review the companies that are on the spreadsheet that you
have heard back from. This is very helpful, you can research their
business ahead of time and be prepared better for an interview when the
time comes. Mark down if you are getting a phone interview. Review all
information twice and BE PREPARED!!
try to revise. By that I mean, look at the spreadsheet to determine the
positives and the negatives.
being you heard back from a
company. Ask yourself why and revise your plan now to prepare even
better for a phone or personal interview. Get on target and define what
this company who is interested in you is all about.
the other hand, revise those resumes where you sent them out, but did
not hear anything back. Ask yourself why? Then revise and find the
faults so you don't repeat them again.
changing up you resume,
diligence pays off in the end!!
go to my resume
download, and (save) it to your desktop. Backspace my information, and
edit with your own.