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Job_search_workshop - Job Search Workshop Job Search Activities Looking for work is best approached with the seriousness of a paid job specific

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Job Search Workshop Job Search Activities Looking for work is best approached with the seriousness of a paid job; specific objectives, goals, and tasks to be completed within a finite time period need to be defined. If you are not working, the job search is a full time activity, eight hours per day. Time spent defining your job objectives and positioning yourself for the job you want can be one of the best investments you can make. A well paying job you enjoy can pay benefits month after month, year after year, and the experience gained can in turn position you for increased job rewards. A job you enjoy that can provide you and your loved ones with your basic needs and has the potential for a satisfying lifestyle is worth the effort necessary to obtain it. Steps in searching for work include: identifying job openings preparing resumes and letters completing applications attending job fairs gathering information through informational interviews interviewing with potential employers following up on interviews with thank you notes and telephone calls. All of these activities require time on task. Commitment and focus is important. Analyzing your assessment results and career exploration activities can be helpful in directing your job search efforts. Clearly understanding yourself and the requirements of the occupation can be an asset in resume preparation and interviewing. It is important to understand your target companies and industries too. Links to More Information Work Temperament Checklist http://www.career.und.edu/career/JobSearch/Technique/brochure9.htm Career Advancement Test http://www.queendom.com/tests/career/career_adv_access.html Archives of Career Strategies on Internet Radio http://www.talk2k.com/career/archives.htm Job Search Plan
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It is very important to develop a job search plan and to schedule your time. Looking for an employment opportunity that supports your long term goals generally requires much thought and effort. Steps to consider include: Identify job openings and prospects Research the skills required and review the company information Obtain reference letters Write a resume Create a Web portfolio Prepare business cards Contact companies Complete applications Arrange for informational interviews Prepare for interviews Create a "tickler" file to remind you of follow-up activities Keep records of your activities. Keep Records of Contacts Prepare lists of people to contact and record the means of contact, phone, e-mail, in person, etc. Be sure to record all contact information such as the date of contact, name (correct spelling), phone number, e-mail address, name of secretary, and information gleaned from the conversations. After many contacts day after day, you may find it difficult to remember the details of each contact. Keep a ?tickler file? to remind yourself on call backs and other important tasks to complete within a timeframe. Have a cell
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course CPSY 1112 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Oklahoma State.

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Job_search_workshop - Job Search Workshop Job Search Activities Looking for work is best approached with the seriousness of a paid job specific

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