Before You Start Job Hunting
Your cover letter and resume or CV is typically the first impression an employer will have of you. It needs to market your relevant skills, knowledge, and accomplishments. The right resume and cover letter is one of the most critical job search tools you can have. Once your resume is in order you'll need to send it out via email or snail mail or post it online. Our Resume and Cover Letter Center steps you through writing, publishing, posting, and submitting your resume and cover letter to employers and to jobs web sites.
Where to Job Hunt
Hopefully, your email In box will start getting messages and the phone will start ringing once your resume has reached employers. If not, you'll want to start researching companies, networking and tapping the hidden job market, as well as continuing with a traditional job search.
Once the phone does ring it's important to be well prepared for the interview. It is also important to dress appropriately. Dressing successfully (or unsuccessfully) can make or break an interview. Don't forget to follow-up your interview with a thank you letter.
Job Hunting Tips
10 Tips for Effective Job Hunting
It's always important to make sure you have covered all the bases when you are in the midst of a job search. Review these ten tips to make sure your job hunting is on the right track.
How to Find Job Search Help
How job hunters can identify free, or inexpensive, job search and career resources in their geographic areas.
Job Search Toolkit: Professional Job Hunting
Before you seek employment make sure you have the appropriate tools for a professional and business-like job search because the first impression you give an employer is the most important one.
What Not To Do - How Not to Get Hired
An employer sent me a copy of an email that he received from a candidate who was told the position was filled. The candidate wrote a two word reply saying "your loss." I'm not sure when it ever made sense to be rude or to burn your bridges, but there is certainly nothing to gain from it.
Finally, it is, I think, important to be able or willing to take risks when considering career choices. And once you discover what would make you happy, then to follow your dreams as best you can...