Job-Hunting Preparation Jamaica Plain MA

Know yourself and your career focus. A lot of students have a general idea of what they want to do, but not the specifics. Take the time to explore jobs within your career field, as well as the time to really know yourself.

George Zeller, MEd, CPRW
(617) 451-8147
29 Winter St., 5th Floor
Boston, MA
 
Beth Squires, CPRW
(781) 690-1375
36 Ridge Rd.
Norfolk, MA
 
Bottom Line College Counseling Service
(617) 524-8833
500 Amory St
Jamaica Plain, MA
 
Center For Lbor Educatrion Res
(617) 524-8778
3353 Washington St
Jamaica Plain, MA
 
Boston Career Institute
(617) 383-6058
320 Washington St
Brookline, MA
 
Beate Hait, CPRW, NCRW
(508) 429-1813
80 Wingate Road
Holliston, MA
 
Boston Private Industry Council
(617) 524-5224
555 Amory St Ste 4
Jamaica Plain, MA
 
North American Indian Center Of Boston Incorporated
(617) 232-0343
105 S Huntington Ave
Jamaica Plain, MA
 
North American Indian Center Of Boston
(617) 277-4804
105 S Huntington Ave
Jamaica Plain, MA
 
Allgood Global Safety Training
(617) 333-1133
11 Fairmount Ave
Boston, MA
 

Job-Hunting Preparation

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Job-Hunting Preparation: Getting Ready to Find a New Job

The key to job-search success is in the preparation. The better you accomplish the tasks in this step of job-hunting, the more success you will have in the later steps.

Here's what you need to undertake during this step:

  1. Know yourself and your career focus. A lot of students have a general idea of what they want to do, but not the specifics. Take the time to explore jobs within your career field, as well as the time to really know yourself.
    • Career Assessment
    • Career Exploration
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Mission Statement
  2. Determine what you have to offer prospective employers. Take the time to identify the unique accomplishments, skills, and abilities you can offer employers.
    • Accomplishments Worksheet
    • Transferable Skills
  3. Develop your career marketing tools. Once you have identified what you offer prospective employers, create drafts of your job-search tools.
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Elevator Speech
    • Career/Job-Search Portfolios
  4. Are you ready for the job-search? Take our Job Skills Quiz . We also have quizzes on cover letters, resumes, and interviewing.

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