Most jobs are found through networking either professionally or personally. If you know this, how can you ignore this basic job seeking tool? Use this free download to sort out your network and make plans to expand it!
You have to know what skills are needed for the career you want before you know if you have what it takes to land a job. Download this free list of career skills to assess your own readiness. If you don’t have the skills for the jobs you want, you should set about obtaining those skills!
It is wise to set up a calendar for the week to follow and stay on target. Job search is hard work and there are many ways to find a job. This free download includes a sample and a blank for planning your week.
You have to know where you’re going! Most careers involve a series of steps along the way so it’s wise to plan those steps out, understand what is required to reach each of them, and then undertake the training and gain the skills and experience you need to reach them.
A rejection hurts and there’s no getting around that. But you cannot ignore some truths about the situation. First is that you did a lot of things right to get the interview. So your application process is strong. Your CV is good and your cover letter made the initial sale. Now you may not have gotten the job for a number of reasons but take a moment to review your performance in the interview using this simple, free tool. Don’t miss this chance to learn so that the next time you will ACE it and land the job!
LinkedIn.com is a great site where job seekers network, do company research prior to interviews, and find job opportunities. There are many ways to use LinkedIn wisely for job seeking but get started by establishing a profile! Download this ten tops from LinkedIn about how to use the site for job hunting.
Job seekers are often confused about the cover letter because it can be called a variety of things. A motivational letter, a cover letter, or a letter of application are all different terms for the same thing. A cover letter is where you make the case in narrative form that you are the right candidate for that particular position. It is a big mistake to have one cover letter for all jobs. Generic won’t do! Create a new letter for each application!
Assessments are often part of the job seeking process so it is wise to learn some test taking strategies. Please download this list of smart test taking strategies to help you perform well on your next assessments!