Looking for a job can be a full-time job in itself. A job campaign is
composed of four steps:
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Yourself: Take stock of yourself. Know what kind of a person you are.
Interests - hobbies, sports, reading, preferences, amusements
Motivations - career, money, status, satisfaction, training
Abilities - verbal, mathematical, mechanical, artistic
Personality - outgoing, diligent, task oriented, persuasive
Position Desired: Evaluate what you want from a job and what you bring
Determine if you are educationally and temperamentally prepared.
Consider physical as well as mental requirements.
Keep in mind your long range objectives, e.g. accepting a lower paying
job may prepare you better for future responsibilities.
Read books on job hunting. Some contain descriptions of specific
occupations: entry level and advanced jobs, requirements, functions,
salaries. Others describe job-hunting techniques: researching employers,
writing resumes and application letters, planning interviews.
Fields and Organizations: Study the field(s) of your choice for present
fiscal health and future growth potential. Identify organizations best
suited to your needs (size, location, leadership, products/services,
Directories and trade journals provide information about the business
and names of personnel. Consult these to learn about organizations you
are already considering and additional prospects.
Annual reports give details of company activities during the year such
finances, new developments, mergers, acquisitions, problems.
Newspapers list job openings in Classified/Advertising and other
sections. Trade journals also carry notices of available positions.
Read between the lines. Jobs result when branch offices are opened,
executives transferred, contracts awarded, new buildings planned, laws
passed, legislators elected, governments changed, etc.