I need a job. Now what?
Finding a job can be a full time job. It takes a lot of work and resources to find the right position. Gone are the days of just opening the classified ads and filling out an application.
Here are three important steps to follow in getting a job:
Step 1: Prepare for the Job Search
Before you begin your job search, you must have an effective resume that sells your skills and abilities to an employer. A cover letter must always be included when submitting your resume to explain why you are applying for the position and how your qualifications match their needs. Next, it’s time to brush up those interviewing skills. Remember the old motto… “practice makes perfect!”
Some other things you may want to consider in preparing for your job search includes researching a company before you apply or interview, and networking, networking, networking. Employers like to hire people they know or by referrals. Networking is the key to tap into the hidden job market.
Resumes & Cover Letters
General Job Resources
Step 2: Find a Job
Once you've done all the necessary preparation for your job search, it’s time to find the job postings! You can use the SCC Job Board, The Maricopa Career Network, or other online job search links to find open positions.
Step 3: After the Interview
So you think you are done after you’ve found some job openings, submitted your resume, and interviewed? Well there is one final step in landing the job. The follow up! You need to follow up with an employer with a thank you note. Stay fresh in their mind while they make a final decision. Show them you are willing to go the extra mile!
It’s also important to be prepared when they do call you with a job offer. The job isn’t yours until you’ve both agreed to the terms of the job and salary package. Discover the secrets of negotiating a salary you’re worth!
Follow-up letters and thank you notes