Whether your career change is planned or not, it’s important to prepare for change and to know how to conduct a job search. Before going into the main components of being prepared for a career change, the basics need to be addressed first.
I was getting exceptional service from our career center. I mentioned it to the staff and one day I wrote them a card and took them some organic plums. So maybe the fruits were not such a smart idea, but they recognized the gesture and the fact that i appreciated their efforts. They have been my best friends (and some of the most resourceful) in job hunting since.
Prepare For the Interviews – Study every company to which you have applied. Know their backgrounds. Have a mock interview with your trusted friend. Choose professional-looking clothes. Do not be late on your day of interview.
After you sign up for a checking account, make sure that you do not leave without getting the free checks that most establishments offer. Do not pay for extras. You may be surprised at how few checks you will use over the course of your four years in college. It is simple enough to get more if you need them, but you don’t want to waste money if at all possible.
When you look for a job in your major make sure that you don’t overdo the balance between family, school and work. Many students fail because they take too many classes and try to work full-time.
All across the country students are limited to entry level jobs because they lack experience. Employers look for resumes that show internship, volunteer opportunities or jobs that relate to a major. Most students show experience but it is not experience in their career.
If you are looking to get a job where you can express creativity, spend your senior year creating an online portfolio. Get this portfolio up and running so that you can add that to your resume for employers to see.