Job Search Prep

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
—Confucius

Finding a job and finding the right job are two very different things. If you want to be successful in your job search, you should focus on finding the right job. An important key to accomplishing that goal will be to spend the time necessary to properly prepare yourself for your job search. It's not enough to sign up for a few on-campus interviews and hope for the best. An offer may come, but it may not be for the type of job you are truly seeking. Or, worse yet, an offer may not come at all.

No one owes you a job. Your degree does not get you the job. You have to put forth the effort to find it.

To fully prepare yourself for your job search, you will need to understand more about the job search process. You need to understand what is happening on the other side of the resume review. You need to understand what is happening on the other side of the job fair booth. You need to understand what is happening on the other side of the interview desk. You need to understand what is happening on the other side of the telephone. You need to understand the other side of the process. You need to understand all aspects of the process, from each perspective.

Your job search is a process. Actually, it is a multi-process, with many concurrent processes (based on multiple employer contacts) taking place at the same time. To reach the next level in the process, you need to successfully pass the previous level. So start your job search on a solid foundation by understanding how the process works and work your way successfully through each level toward your ultimate goal.