The first thing is to look at the basic ways you can find employment:
(1) To Network:
(2) Job Notices
(3) The Employer
(4) The Information Interview
Make sure you use the resources in the right column. There is background material
and tips plus excellent advice about how to structure a career.
There is nothing more challenging or rewarding as finding the right job for yourself.
To do so you need to use every resource in the mix.
There is both art and skill to finding a job and it can
be summarized as: Co-ordinate the ability to assess yourself, explore the careers
that exist, conduct the job search, and execute skillfully when a job opportunity is
The best advice is to view the job search as a job itself, perhaps the most important job
you will ever have. Make a schedule and keep to it. Write a diary and keep track of who you
speak with. Use the four resources listed above. Stay in shape and eat well. Learn to deal with the
stress of finding a job.
It takes a strategy. Treat the job search like a job. Another important
point: Target the employers you want to work for. This is becoming very important because it's
necessary to target your resume for specific jobs and industries, and it is a competitive advantage to bring
into an interview any and all knowledge you have discovered about that company.
It also means that you, the job seeker, need to sit down and figure out what exactly you want
from a job situation. How important is the "corporate culture?" How important is the size of the
company? How important are the benefits they offer? Address these questions before you start any
robust job search.
And above all else: Bring a postive attitude to your job search!
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Have questions about your job search?
Don't hesitate to ask!
For those new to the Net or overwhelmed by the nature of the
online job market I suggest you look at the Cyber Search Tutorial.There
are more job boards and classifieds from metro newspapers.
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daily updates on the writing and publishing industry.