Job Search Guide: Strategies for Professionals
Reviewing What You've ReadThe review questions are designed to ensure that you have covered the important areas of the job search. As you look over the questions below, decide whether you have covered the area to your satisfaction. If not, you may want to go back to review the appropriate chapters in the Guide.
Are you keeping yourself fit for the job search process ahead by taking such steps as avoiding isolation, joining a support group and incorporating any nccessary attitude adjustments?
Are you following the recommended steps to handle stress and keep your self-esteem high?
Have you made a realistic financial plan to provide you and your family with sufficient income while job hunting?
Have you taken steps to ensure that you have health insurance?
Have you considered how personal and family considerations would affect your choice of a career?
Are you able to think of some possible careers that you could do well and would like?
Have you considered the possibility of relocating?
Have you identified companies that have your kind of work locally? nationally? overseas?
Have you used all your resources, including the library and networking, to acquire the information you need about the companies you've targeted?
Have you planned an effective campaign (mail, phone or in person) to identify and develop job openings?
Are you keeping track of all your networking contacts and following up on job leads obtained from them?
Have you made an effort to expand your network by meeting or contacting new people?
Have you thoroughly inventoried your skills and accomplishments to determine which ones to emphasize in your resume?
Have you proofread your resume carefully for spelling, grammar and punctuation?
Have you practiced your interviewing techniques so that you can present yourself to your best advantage to the employer?
Are you evaluating each interview afterward so that you can learn from the experience?
Are you prepared to negotiate a salary?
Do you know how to prepare for the different types of tests which you may encounter?
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