Land that dream job
Now that you have clarity on your career path of interest, prepared your application materials and activated your network – it is time to start applying to positions of interest. Keep in mind, the job search is all about quality over quantity. So take the time to really hone in on the positions that are truly exciting and spend the time tailoring your materials in order to make the best first impression. Below are some handouts to explore as you search for your dream position.
Explore hiring organizations
Identifying organizations that are a match for your career aspirations and personality is important to your success. Researching companies to gain a better understanding of their company culture and alignment with your values is important. Whether you want to work remotely at a fortune 500 or on a team at a small start up, it is important to know your preferences up front and seek out companies who match these preferences. Below are some helpful tips as you begin researching potential opportunities.
- Check out company reviews in Handshake
- Read their website
- Check out social media
- Follow them on LinkedIn
- Google them – what comes up?
- Talk to people who work there
- Connect with them at career fairs or networking events