Tuesday, September 13, 2016

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO JOB HUNTING


HI

You must either be here because you stumbled across my little blog, Hi if you're new, or you came from my newest video, Hi as well!

Today I am going to give you what you are looking for: the ULTIMATE list of job hunting tips and websites to check out if you are in the process of job hunting, or just browsing around.  I am here to make this process as painless as possible for you, because I know how intimidating it can be, but with the right resources, you will be kicking it off in no time!

As I said in my video, the three tips I highly recommend:

  • Have a rock solid resume. (So important!)
  • Have someone(s) look at your resume/cover letter/any other things you submit.
  • Network. Network, Network.
Here are some great resources for resume writing:
Also, some jobs require cover letters and I really recommend that you have at least a template made so you can craft a couple when needed:


Once your resume is looking spiffing and appropriately highlights all of your amazing qualifications.  Now on to the job search.  Especially in the digital age, it is very easy and convenient to do all of your job hunting online.  Here are some great resources to look for jobs online:

  • LinkedIn
  • Indeed
  • Monster
  • Career Builder
  • Also, connecting with the career services department at your school, as they may have some resources or contacts for you.
  • Connect with alumni
  • Go to job fairs
All of this also connect a lot with networking.  I think that finding a job ultimately comes down to who you know, unfortunately.  You could have the best resume in the stack, but if you don't have some sort of face-to-face contact with someone making the decisions, it is just a piece of paper.  So networking.  Do it.

So that is a lot of my resources for how to conduct a job search.  I tried to give a little bit of everything, but may have missed some, so if you have any additional ones, please leave them in the comments or let me know on Twitter (@emilyciernia) and I will try and find something to help :)  Additionally, I didn't talk about the actual interview process (i.e. preparing for an interview, ect.), but if you would like me to do a type of "THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO JOB INTERVIEWS", let me know too, because I would be more than happy to do so!

Talk soon,
x Emily



(pssttt...The InterviewGuys website is absolutely amazing for ANYTHING job hunting related, so head on over there for more resources!)

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