Study and review who you are in a written document, not a résumé. Build and write your first outreach material, not a résumé. Be sure to include a story about you, your skills, experiences, etc. Test it on a friend, spouse, parent, or professor. Study the market, product, and/or service that you like most. Build a list of those companies.
Here are 18 Trusty Job Search Hints:
- Get Noticed by the actual Hiring Manager who has a budget.
- Get Interviewed:
- Who you are
- What you bring
- Your Return on Investment
- Have a mirror where you are seated on video or audio call. Smile!
- Take control of the interview with one question
- Have a note pad available and ask if it is ok to take notes
- Ask for the job three times:
- With the above 1st first question
- During the interview
- Just after it
- Get That Job if you know you want it:
- Close for a decision while you are there: When do I start?
- Send, via email, a thank you note before 6 pm THAT DAY
- Send, via snail mail, a thank note the next day
- Follow-up: Call 3 days after interview
- Ask for introduction or from interviewer to competition or others via LinkedIn. Yes, it works > 50% of the time
- Stay in touch at least once per month
- Keep a log of new accomplishments, skills, or experiences
- Personal: Make a list of what you did not like about the workspace
- Go back to update your presentation materials
- Restart again
- Be Patient
- Have Positive attitude, YOUR product is great
80-90% of our TJC students succeed in 5-18 days, not months or years. This is a lot of work, hard work, while you are in a Job Search but you will soon be employed.
Have confidence, enjoy the process and what you can learn for these experiences.