Job Search Process

  • Determine your career objective
  • Finalize resume
  • Finalize cover letter
  • Post resume on local newspaper’s website
  • Post resume on online career sites
  • Monitor resume hits on career sites and schedule a regular time to review online opportunities to apply to directly
  • Contact college/university to see what job search tools are available to alumni
  • Contact appropriate professional and industry associations to see what job search tools are available
  • Submit resume to recruiters/headhunters
  • Develop a list of networking contacts and set contact goals
  • Identify networking events
  • Identify companies to apply to directly
  • Contact references and develop a reference list
  • Prepare responses to likely interview questions
  • Prepare for initial phone screen interviews by developing a log of all opportunities you have applied that includes the company name, the individual your resume was sent to, and the title of the position you applied for
  • Record an appropriate voicemail message
  • Determine your salary requirements
  • Send thank you letters after every interview
  • Follow up by phone after every interview