Today’s global economy means you have many career opportunities. Finding the right job can be challenging so where do you start? First you want to write down your career priorities. Where do you want to live? What skills do you want to develop? What companies or industries sound exciting because it’s important to love what you do. So let’s get hired.
Job Search – Once you know what’s important, it’s time to write/update your resume. Use online job search websites to confirm your job goals are achievable. And network too, as people will share more information informally than you’ll ever find online.
Job Interview – As you find and complete applications, start building a list of interview questions. Keep two lists – questions you’ll need to answer and questions you want to ask. Write your answers out and practice with friends until you’re comfortable.
Get Hired – Getting hired takes more than an interview. The job has to match your personality and priorities. Your interview needs to demonstrate your knowledge of the company, the job and your skills to contribute to the bottom line (read How to Snag a Job Offer). And don’t forget to send a thank you letter so you stand out from the crowd!