Job Search Savvy
If you're wondering how to job search or it's been a while since you had to look for a job, this free lesson can help.
Looking for a job takes a great deal of time, energy, and effort. Below are different things you will need you begin your job search.
Preparing the necessary paperwork, researching opportunities, and networking can be time consuming, especially if you currently have another job. Try developing a regular schedule for your job-hunting activities that makes the most efficient use of your time.
- Internet access
The Internet is essential to job hunting. If you do not have Internet access at home, you will need to arrange for regular access to the Internet at your public library, coffee shop, Internet cafe, or a friend's house.
- Email address
Establish a professional email address, and avoid silly or inappropriate names. In addition, you should never use your current work email address to search for a new job. This practice is unprofessional and could even jeopardize your current employment. Sign up for a free webmail service like Gmail or Outlook.com.
- Necessary paperwork
Depending on your career goals, you may need to prepare job applications, online resumes, plain-text resumes, job-specific cover letters, portfolios, and thank you letters.
- Additional items
Other items you may need include business cards for networking, a professional-looking photo for online networking, and materials for organizing your search, like a job search log.
Go to our Resume Writing and Cover Letters tutorials to get help with preparing your paperwork.