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How to Get Started with Your Job Hunt
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My Name is Lewis Carvel. I am a masterís level career counselor. I am internationally certified as a Career Management Practitioner (CMP) by the Institute for Career Certification International and have been recognized as a National Certified ...
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Finding a new job is challenging for both experienced job seekers and new graduates. Sometimes finding the right job is as much about using the right job search techniques as it is having a marketable skill set. Develop a plan and mindset allows you to get most of your search efforts. Here are some tips that will help you begin your job search.

Begin Your Search with the Right Mindset

Understand that the job search is about marketing yourself. Sit down and make a list of the skills and qualities that make you attractive to the organizations you want that are hiring. Think about how the skills and experiences you have makes you a match for the job you are interested in getting. Again, you want to get the job because of its benefits to you. However, hiring managers are interested in what you can do for the company.

Decide What Type of Jobs Best Suit You

Take an assessment of the previous job history, skills and educational background. The assessment should also take an honest look at your strengths, weaknesses and interests. Use this information to figure out what types of jobs best suit you. One of the most common issues with the job search is the fact that people often do not know what type of job they want. Taking a moment to look at your skills and interests will help you narrow down your job search to positions that are the best fit for you. When you have figured out what you are interested in doing, visit job search websites, I recommend†Indeed.com, Monster.com and Careerbuilder.com.

Get Organized

Designate a spot in your home to conduct and keep all of the information you use in looking for a job. Having a designated space will help you maintain the right mindset that will help you focus on looking for a job. Establish a system where you keep track of the companies that are sent resumes, interview schedules, and follow up to interviews. If you are technologically savvy, there are job search management tools you can use. These tools provide a single place to organize everything related to your job search in one place.

Write a Strong Resume

Your resume is an important aspect of the job search. The resumes that truly stand out are the ones that job specific and state how your skill set makes you the ideal candidate for the job. Your resume needs to have a professional appearance. If you need assistance in writing your resume, there are a number of resources available to help you. ResumeIndex.com has an array of resources that includes resume samples and further career advice.

Searching for a new job is a daunting task. However, there are some steps you can take that will make the search less-time consuming and more effective. Following these steps will help you get on the right track. Hopefully, after all of your efforts, you will land the job you desire.

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