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Job Search Advice

Published on Feb 04, 2016

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Job Search Advice

In the digital age
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  • Prep
  • Search
  • Research
  • Apply
  • Interview
  • Follow-up
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Get ready!

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What are you looking for?

  • Type of job
  • Kind of company
  • Must haves
  • Nice to haves
  • Dream jobs!
  • Use online resources to see what fits!
  • Deal breakers
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Ducks in a row

  • Social media check-up
  • References lined up
  • Cover letter template
  • Interview outfit
  • Haircut
  • Resume polished
  • What's your story?
  • Resume polished
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Curriculum Vitae

  • Simple, straightforward and succinct
  • Carefully chosen layout
  • No longer than 2 pages (unless you're a Doctor!)
  • Proofread again and again
  • Professional help
  • Key words - IMPORTANT!
  • Digital copy (pdf AND word)
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So many options!

  • Indeed.com
  • Best places to work articles
  • News and alerts
  • Leverage your network online and off
  • Special online features
  • Apps and more!
  • Join the conversation
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Dig deep

  • Company sites (not just their careers pages!)
  • Social networks
  • Company profiles and reviews
  • General search, news and articles
  • Connections

Apply yourself

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Filling in the blanks

  • Use integrations whenever possible
  • Double-check accuracy
  • Be patient
  • Allow yourself plenty of time
  • Be forewarned - a lot of applications make you input information more than once and in more than one place!


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  • Dress up but be comfortable
  • Be flexible
  • Show up early, but not too early!
  • Prep well ahead of time for video or phone interview
  • Have good questions ready
  • Practice your pitch

Follow Through

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Next steps

  • Hand-written notes are welcome
  • At minimum email within 48 hours
  • Wait for next follow-up
  • Be persistent but respectful
  • Keep searching for that perfect fit!
  • Avoid social media contact
  • Don't comment online about your job search
  • Stay positive
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