Career_communication

Career_communication - B efor e you begin (Reep, p. 401-2)...

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Before you begin… (Reep, p. 401-2) Research the companies that emply people in your field. Find out about the job market and the kinds of skills employers are looking for. Most company Web sites list current job openings with details about the job requirements and instructions for applying. Libraries have business directories and guides. Check the Wall Street Journal for information about businesses in your field and companies you are interested in. Assess your own training, education and experience. Consider how well you match the job requirements being requested. Analyze your interested and the skills you enjoy using. These elements will be the most important as you plan your career. Study positions advertised online or in the newspapers to determine the training that employers in your field are looking for. If you need more training in a particular skill, plan ways to get it as soon as possible.
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Because so many companies are international, do some research on the global expansion of companies in your field. Consider whether you should learn another language or increase your fluency in a second language. Attend career fairs. They allow you to meet several interviewers for potential employers in a short time. Meeting an interviewer in person can boost your possibilities of getting an office interview. Before arriving at the career fair, check the list of companies attending, and jobs they offer. Arrive early before the interviewers get tired of talking to people and bring copies of your résumé. Get business cards from recruiters you talk to and send a brief thank you the next day by regular mail. Check all possible sources for job – newspapers, company Web
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