As we get closer and closer to spring and the start of summer, more and more people are beginning to look for jobs.? I’ll be writing a later post talking about my recent interviewing experience and the disasters that occurred with it.? For the mean time, here are key things you should keep in mind before doing the job search.?
Having a clear sense of what your personal philosophy is, what your intensions are for the future, and what you bring to the company you are interviewing?are important things?you should keep in mind.
I recently stumbled upon an interesting site, Resume Redesign, that has posts ranging from career improvements to resumes and cover letters.? Some highlights, not so much “secrets,” since most people should know these already include:
1. Conduct a self-assessment before you begin your job search. This will help job seekers define the kind of job they find fulfilling.
2. Develop a personal mission statement. A mission statement should address your core values and beliefs. It also reflects what is important to you to achieve your career goals.
3. Create a five-year plan. This kind of plan provides a road map for all the things you want to achieve, and it helps you to maintain your focus on your career.
4. Define long and short-term goals. These targets are important for forming a plan of action. Include personal and professional goals on your list.??
These four “secrets” should set a strong foundation before commencing your job search.??Questions that I had to repeatedly answer in my recent rounds of interviews had to do with?why I wanted to work for the organization, what I valued, and what I hope to do in the future.? Knowing this before you go to the interview will pay off, trust me!
4 thoughts on “Job Search Secrets”
Insightful post, Jane! I agree that one has to be strong in their convictions and core values to impress a potential employer.
You have to know yourself before selling yourself…that is a must!
You know what would be great is if you wrote a piece from the employer’s perspective on how to conduct an employee search. I have been searching for 2 months solid for a PPC Marketing Associate and Business Development Associate in the Los Angeles Area and haven’t come up with anyone.
That would be a good post since depending on the experience you are looking for, there are many different avenues to pursue employees. Let me work on that one