Are you ready to begin a job search? This might be the perfect time to focus on it, as people are still urged to follow the COVID-19 pandemic guidance and stay home. Learn how to hit the job market running and be ready to make an impact!
Several important aspects of job hunting include:
The job search process can be daunting, but doing some initial research can be helpful in the process. You can use the information you gather to tailor your resume, write your cover letter, determine your interview questions, or figure out what to emphasize or de-emphasize during your interview. This information can also help you prioritize your career fair activities, expand your network (in a targeted fashion), and maybe even decide whether you even want to pursue employment with the organization.
Not sure where to start? Here is a checklist of criteria to research around:
This employer research can help you get more familiar with the organizations you’re interested in working for. Some things to look for might include:
Searching for more in-depth assistance with cover letters? Contact your installation’s Family Member Employment Assistance or Transition Readiness staff and ask the Marine for Life Network on LinkedIn. For more job search tips, follow Marine for Life on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!
We hear it every day: network, network, network. Did you know that 80% of jobs are found through networking? Find out how the Chicago Marine for Life Network proves networking is where it’s at.
Your performance in an interview can make or break landing a job, so you always want to be on your A-game. Check out this list of nine things you can do to effectively prepare for your interview.
Developing a solid resume takes work, so don’t expect perfection from your first effort. Much like writing a paper, start with an outline and a little messy brainstorming.