10 Steps to Finding a Job

252Plenty of different jobs are out there, but how do you get one? Here are 10 steps to finding a job:

1. Search for listings.

Job search engine websites, company websites and networking sites are good places to look, but not all jobs are posted publicly. GradCast.com is a great place to connect with hundreds of thousands of employers who are seeking employees, even for jobs that are not publicly posted.

2. Focus your search.

Use keywords that match your interests and the cities where you want to work. This will save you time by eliminating jobs that you aren’t interested in.

3. Make sure your resume is up to date and correct.

When you find jobs that catch your interest, you’ll be ready to apply.

4. Proofread your resume again.

It’s important to make a good first impression on a potential employer, so make sure your resume has no typos or grammar mistakes.

5. Make connections.

Your past teachers and even your friends and family members can be good sources of information about possible jobs. They might be able to help you in your search, or put you in touch with someone who can.

6. Make a list.

Keep track of the companies you apply to, so you can follow up if needed. You can also make a list of companies that you’re interested in, and you can periodically check their websites for jobs.

7. Practice interviewing.

You can prepare for interviews by researching the companies, dressing appropriately and answering possible questions.

8. Make a pitch.

“Tell me about yourself” is often one of the first questions in job interviews. Be prepared for this question by creating a short pitch about yourself, highlighting your background, accomplishments, reason why you want to work at the company and your future goals. During your job search, you have time to practice this pitch, and it also might be helpful in narrowing down exactly what job you’d like to have.

9. Follow up.

After you get interviews, remember to thank everyone you interviewed with by sending a thank you note or email. You can also use this message to reiterate your interest in the job and remind the employer that you’d be a good match for the position.

10. Accept or decline a job offer.

When you get an offer, make sure to carefully evaluate it. You don’t have to accept a job just because it was offered, but if you must decline, do so politely.

Hopefully, these tips will help you land a great job! For more information, please contact us.


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