Every year, many students and young professionals to search for ways to help me find a job. Job searching can be stressful and frustrating, to say the least. One way that I have found to help me find a job is by making a wish list of my own. This section is intended to help prepare you to assess your skills, capabilities, knowledge, and interests when assisting you to understand that jobs are available, how much such jobs pay, and what skills are required in order to find such jobs. The information here is not meant to replace the advice of experts, but to spark your creativity and get you started on your job search in a positive direction. So keep reading to learn more.
My wish list of skills begins with an understanding of the job market, the types of employers seeking workers, the type of skills employers are seeking, the education and training required to succeed, and where the best sources for these resources are. After completing this step, I begin my job search in earnest. As I review my resume and information about myself and my background, I begin to formulate a game plan. This plan generally consists of at least three basic components: a description of who I am; a description of my skills; and a description of where I would like to see myself in five or ten years.
I review my resume, interview information, education, and training information, and disability employment history carefully. I discuss my desires openly with trusted people, including my friends and family. I always begin by writing down my objectives, goals, and plans so that I have them available when I meet with potential employers. I try to be clear and specific in explaining my desired position and circumstances, but I do not want my intentions or descriptions to be misunderstood.
Once I understand the terminology and conditions related to employment opportunities, I begin to create a tailored curriculum vitae (CV). With a computer program, I can create a custom-made document that highlights my unique skills, experience, education, and life experiences. The document is a succinct summary of my personal qualifications that focus on my abilities and achievements that directly relate to the position for which I seek employment. If the position I desire is outside of my field of expertise, I put down as much information relative to my specific skills, experience, education, etc. relative to that position. I discuss my plans for employment in the curriculum vitae.
Finally, I send the CV and the accompanying e-mails to a list of targeted employers. If all goes well, my list of targeted employers will contact me. In a few days, I will receive a phone call from one of the employers. Through a series of phone conversations, we will develop a relationship and a dialogue about my application and my qualifications. If an opportunity develops for me, we will work together to determine whether or not to proceed.
If my application and the e-mails and phone calls do not result in an interview, I may want to consider using the equal employment opportunity commission system. This system is designed to help job seekers obtain interviews with suitable employers. You can register online for free and upload your CV to the system. The system matches your details with suitable employers that may be interested in hiring you. You will then receive a telephone call or e-mailed request for an interview. Interviews may take place in person, over the internet, or by telephone.
It is important to disclose any pre-existing medical conditions. Disclosing these will help protect you against disqualification for being overweight. I always disclose my medical history when applying for jobs in line with my work history. By taking the necessary precautions to ensure that your CV and application to reflect your most accurate personal details, you can help yourself to get the interview. Employers may also be interested to know if you have previously worked in your chosen profession, in line with your work history.
The most important thing to remember when applying for an interview is to be completely honest with your application. Although an employer may have received some applications which they are more likely to accept than others, an honest and complete account of your previous experiences, including dates, locations, descriptions, and any relevant medical examinations will assist you to pass an interview. In addition, if you are successful in obtaining an interview, providing information that has been carefully recorded and accurately completed, may help you to obtain further interviews. You should always be honest with any employer regarding any information about your medical history and use of assistive technology in your search for a new position.