#InternPro Chat: Don’t Start Your Job Search Yet: How to Make Sure You’re Really Ready

start your job searchSo, you find yourself in need of a job. Perhaps you’ve just graduated from college or maybe your previous gig ended. Time to log on to the job boards, and spam every company in America with that resume you threw together last night, right? Wrong! Don’t start your job search just yet.

An effective job search, one that increases your chances of getting hired fast, requires strategy. You need to have a plan.

There’s a lot to think about before you put yourself out there and start your job search. Now, more than ever before, you need to have a solid plan in place before you start your job search. Your strategy should include targeting businesses in fields you prefer. It should also take into account things like company culture and your cultural fit.

Gone are the days of taking down the help wanted sign in the window as you enter the building.

Join us this Monday evening, September 18th, as we discuss strategy and how to prepare for an effective, efficient, and hopefully brief, job search.

Here Are the Questions that Will Drive Our Discussion…

Q1: Too many people start blasting resumes before they’re really ready to job search. What are the key mistakes made?

Q2: An effective job search starts with a well-developed strategy. What is your top advice for laying out that strategy?

Q3: My resume is not working for me. Where do I go to learn more about what works best? Or for help writing my resume?

Q4: How do I know if my LinkedIn profile is ready to go? What are the key elements of a really good LinkedIn profile?

Q5: Your thoughts? “My online presence shows the real me, warts and all. Don’t want to hire for what I am? Whatever!”

Q6: Company culture is important to me. How do I find out the *real* culture of companies to add to my target list?

Q7: So how do I know when I’m really ready to start my job search? What are the signs that indicate it’s “go” time?

Q8: When people see me online or look at my resume, they’ll know I’m really ready by seeing _____, _____, and _____.

If you need a job, and even if you don’t, stop by on Monday evening. You never know when you might want to have a job search plan in place. Of course, be sure to bring along any useful tips and advice from your own experiences.

Let’s work together to make sure you have an effective strategy for success.



Also published on Medium.

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