How to Organize yourself for Job Search?
Organizing for a job search
One will have a much less stressful time during the job search if the basics are met and answered by you. Keep focus and strike a balance between what you can, what you like and be happy. Screen yourself diligently.
A type of questions to ask oneself and it is an individuals responsibility to zero down the personal aspirations and adoptions.
- What kind of job do I want?
- Do I want a large company or a small company?
- Am I willing to take the risk of working with a start-up?
- Do I want to be in this city or relocate elsewhere?
- How important is salary to me and what kind of salary will be my comfort zone?
- Am I worth the level of salary that I ask for and how do I justify asking the same?
- How important is opportunity for career growth?
- Do I want to work with a large group of people? In a small office? Mostly on my own?
- Am I willing to travel for my job? How much?
- How much of a daily commute will be OK with me?
- What area of the country do I want to be in?
- How flexible am I willing to be in looking at job opportunities?
Once you have a fairly good idea of what you are looking for, do some investigation to find out what companies are located in the part of the country you are interested in, and research those companies to learn more about them. When you find a company you like, bookmark their Human Resources page and visit it regularly.
Watch our website for companies that are recruiting on campus, and read the job descriptions they are interviewing for. You might find an unexpected opportunity.
Be focused, know yourself, and keep your options open.
Timing a Job search
it is important for the student to prepare in advance for the interview and need to know the expectations from the corporate and organizations visiting our campus. It is a common practice that the interviews start at the beginning of third semester.
If you are applying for jobs directly, you can still start early. If you are looking on company websites at jobs aimed specifically at B-Schools, It is worth giving as try. Try and look for job information even from the professional job sites along with our career forums and job postings.
Its never too late to start, It is necessary that an individual need to be understood that job process will take several months from the time you start and working on it always important and information access is also a key to hit it early.
Make ready for Job Search resources and materials
Prior your job search; it is a need to prepare a well-informed CV. You can find information with our Career consoler and also in our career website.
Students also need to give you relevant details on the back ground checks and clarification which is a usual practice by employers. Some employers might request that you submit a portfolio of your work. Chances are you will know if this is the norm in your industry. Think about all the pre-requisite ahead of interview and gather materials as requested.
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