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JOB-SEARCH CYCLE

Self-Assessment - One of the most difficult parts of the entire job-search process is to know where to start. Job hunting can be a challenge especially when you are not sure of what they want. Career planning is important and starts with self-assessment. Self-assessment involves gathering information about oneself in order to make more informed career decisions. This is a great way to uncover important values, skills, interests, knowledge, and personality traits.

Networking - Networking starts long before a job search and has been cited as the No. 1 way to get a new job. Hiring officials would much rather talk to someone who has been recommended by someone they already employ. Some of the best jobs are not listed anywhere except in the mental catalogues of CEOs and managers. It is important to build alliances with those who might have insight into your job search to get access to jobs that are not advertised anywhere. "Networking" is creating an arsenal of contacts.

Resume Writing - The resume introduces you to potential employers. During the job search, there is a good chance employers will ask to see your resume either in person or online. Employers usually spend only a few seconds looking over each resume. It is important for applicants to create and deliver an effective attention-grabbing resume. It is how a resume is written that will get an employer's attention.

Interviewing - There are so many aspects of the job search that use computer automation. One thing remains a constant: Employers still use the interview to determine which job candidate they will hire for the position. No matter what type of job you are interviewing for, it is not always the most qualified person who gets the job. It is more than likely the person who fits best with their company, or the one who was stronger in the interview. The fact is some people are just better at interviewing than others. The interview provides the job seeker an opportunity to show the employer that he or she is the most qualified person for the position and that he or she is the best fit for the company.

Job-Search Techniques - After career interests have been defined and you have developed a realistic understanding about the job market for your proposed field, it is important to start actively searching for opportunities and leads. You should respond to job postings and advertisements, but you must also take the initiative in identifying potential job leads. This will generate many more leads. More than likely, you will be able to secure a position matched with your career goals.

(Updated as of August 2014)

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