Need practical job search advice to help you find a really good job? You’re not alone. Job search is one of the toughest things you’ll ever take on. So how do you learn which methods will REALLY help with your job search or how to go about even the most basic parts of the job hunt process? Are there some things that work better than others? I’m glad you asked.
To help you figure out how to get to that job you really want, I’ve put together some Career Nook articles designed to help you learn the most effective job search techniques. We’ll also see how to create your job search toolkit, including things like your resume, your cover letter, your networking contacts, and online job search efforts including social media.
Articles to help with your job search process
So now you’re ready to start your job search. But where do you begin and what can you do to ensure that you’re doing all you can to get yourself that job you want?
Just click on the link below to learn where to start your search, how to write a good resume and cover letter, smart ways to network and using social media, and, maybe most important of all, how to survive gracefully while you look for that perfect job – or at least one that comes pretty darn close.
(includes social media, networking, transferable skills & job hopping)
Articles to help you write a strong resume and cover letter
Your resume and cover letter are an important part of your job search toolkit – like golden keys that can help unlock the door to a job. But a bad resume and cover probably letter won’t even get read. So what can you do to make sure your resume and cover letter catch an employer’s attention?
Just click on the link below for articles that include: help preparing a resume, help preparing a cover letter, how to target your resume or cover letter, what goes into writing a strong resume, and what you can do to fix resume problems!
(includes examples targeted to specific jobs)
Articles to help with your job interview
Job interviews are the heart of job search. They’re what we aim for, and what gives us the best chance to make our case to a potential employer. But there are things you can do to help make your interviews go really well.
Just click on the link below for articles that include: help preparing for an interview, how to answer tough interview questions, what goes into giving a good interview, thank you notes, and dealing with the job interview waiting game – where even the best of us wonder what’s taking so long!
(includes Thank You Notes, job references, and keeping your spirits up)
What goes on behind the scenes after you apply for a job?
The most maddening part of any job search is the not knowing. Not knowing if they got our application. How we did on an interview. Or basically anything that’s happening after we’ve done our part.
Just click on the link below for some Career Nook articles to help you better understand what might be going on behind the scenes from the moment you submit your application, to the time after your interview, and all the way through the often-confusing job application process.
(includes articles about online applications and follow-up)
A few more thoughts
I hope these articles help. Please take time to read them slowly – and sometimes even more than once to make sure you really get it. The concepts may seem simple, but there are some important basics that can make all the difference in how you approach and handle the job search process.
In the end, it’s not about any one element, but the whole package you present and the impression you leave. So please give yourself the time up front to make sure that in the end you get to the result you really want.
But above and beyond the most clever and helpful techniques, one of the real keys to finding a good job is being able to keep yourself motivated and hopeful, no matter what kind of feedback or lack of feedback you come up against. Remember … you only need one yes!