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Job Search Series

Posted on: 26 Mar 14


Welcome to the Job Search Series

Your Career Strategy

1. Allow yourself to dream
2. Start a list
3. Assess where you are
4. Determine how you are going to get there
5. Have conversations
6. Continually Refine

Getting Your Job Hunting Organised

1. Create time
2. Determine how you would like to keep track
3. Get your papers ready
4. Mentally prepare yourself
5. Be realistic

How and Where to Apply

1. Job boards - e.g.
2. Job postings on the company's public website
3. Reach out to networks
4. Create your own jobs

Your CV

1. Highlight your sucesses
2. Theres no such thing as a wasted experience
3. Tailor your CV to the job
4. Keep it succinct and targeted
5. Make sure its polished
6. Don’t know where to start?

Your Cover Letter

1. Stand out immediately
2. Why you are the ideal candidate and why they are the ideal company
3. Layout
4. Proofread and edit
5. Follow up

The Interview

1. On arrival
2. When the interviewer arrives
3. In the interview
4. After the interview

Interview Preparation

1. Know what interview youre going for
2. Research the position and company
3. Know what you can offer them
4. Know what they can offer you
5. Have questions
6. Practice
7. Get logistics sorted
8. Be presentable
9. Bring the necessities

8. Whats Next?

1. Reassess your career strategy
2. Discover where your weaknesses are, and work on them
3. Be tenacious
4. Finish well

Mike Wood - Portal Business Manager & Editor

Last updated on: 07/08/2014 14:32:13

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