Job searches can be difficult and intimidating. However, successful searches can dramatically increase the quality of your life.
Corporate situations change quickly. Business relationships can change quickly and unexpectedly. Sometimes, you can read the handwriting on the wall, and know it is time to move on. Other times, without notice a company will lay you off or go out of business. Current statistics show that job longevity is now between three to five years in one company, a far cry from the one-job careers of our parents.
Job Searches – Step by step advice for a successful search. Learn to utilize all of your potential job sources.
The work involved in finding the right job is not easy, but each step is necessary and important to your success. Overlook nothing. It is often the small, inconsequential items that can trip you up or cause you to lose a perfectly good opportunity. Don’t be lazy and try for shortcuts. They can lead to dead-ends and unnecessary backtracking, and wasted effort and time.
The first thing you need to do is read our employment search page. It goes over in detail the four methods of how to find a job.
For information on how to make a resume, please visit our resume preparation section. To be certain your resume is professional looking, take a look at our free resume writing tips, our free resume examples, and our free resume samples.
If you need assistance writing your cover letter, we have an extensive listing of free cover letter samples on our cover letter advice and tips page.
Learn how to succeed on job interviews. We have tips and advice on a variety of interview topics including answering interview questions.
After the interview you need to send an interview thank you letter. Take a look at our interview thank you letter samples, and be sure to read our interview follow up section for proper etiquette on following-up after the interview.
Finally, learn about negotiating salary and benefits. Advice and tips on closing the deal and getting the job you want.