How to Get a Job5 Steps to Finding & Thriving in a New Job
In addition to great advice on our resources page and blog, Friday Services offers this clear overview of proven steps for finding a new and exciting next chapter in your professional life.
Update your Credentials
When was the last time you updated your resume, LinkedIn account and other credentials? Take a quiet, thoughtful look at what you have learned and accomplished since the last time you updated this information.
What new responsibilities have you taken – and what new, positive results should be added to your story?
This is a good time to say goodbye to some older information. It may be dated or irrelevant to where you want to land next.
Be sure the writing is tight, active, action-oriented and uses few words to create maximum impact.
Make a Plan
Turning your dream job into a reality requires a plan with several steps. While you may be lucky and land a great job right away, it is more likely that your job hunt will be long term with ups and downs. To keep you motivated, focused and on track, make a plan to:
Set a Schedule
Prepare for Interviews
Interviewing with a specific company? Do your research. Explore the far corners of its website – including its press releases and news coverage.
A company’s website is a great resource to understand what the company produces, who the company hires and how they fit into their industry and community.
Trade / Business / News Pubs.
Be sure to also look at trade and news publications and websites to see a larger view of the industry where you seek a job. Learn what challenges the industry faces. Who is the competition – and why?
Practice, practice, practice.
Do mock interviews. Be ready for the tough questions – and have some questions of your own. Know your resume – and be prepared to tell interviewers how you can help them grow and succeed.
How to Join a New Team
Know your team.
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