How Organized Is Your Job Search?
The first section is titled ``who am I?`` and is where the job seeker does some self-exploration in order to understand their strengths, skills, abilities, interests and values, as well as their limitations. There are those who might read this and say ``I don`t have time for this`` or ``I already know myself pretty well thank you very much, why should I bother?`` The response is simple, this section is the foundation to your job search and by skipping it you will be at a huge disadvantage.
The second section is titled ``what`s out there?`` and is where the job seeker looks at labour market trends and the options that are available to them. This is where the information from the first section is critical because you need to know who you are and what you want (generally speaking) in order to determine where you will fit best in terms of employment. A key consideration in this phase is to try and determine what the forecast is for a particular field of interest, is there a demand for workers or is there limited opportunities? `
The third and final section is titled ``how do I get there?`` which is where, unfortunately, many people start their job search and without a clear employment goal (which would have been formulated in the first two sections), these individuals are most likely going to find landing a job a very frustrating experience. The effective job seeker will look at the different marketing tools available and how to best use them in their own job search. Resumes, cover letters, interviews and networking are all included in this section. Remember, this is a general model and you have to adapt it to what works best for you. Having some direction and a method for planning your career is the biggest benefit to this model, but you are the expert on you and as such must take control of your own destiny.
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