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10 steps to find a job of your dreams

  1. Use the job search engines to find jobs by using keywords that match your interests and the location where you want to work.
  2. Build your professional brand creating online profiles on networking sites: LinkedIn, Facebook and Visual CV.
  3. Now when you’ve created profiles on networking sites, connect with everyone you know. It will increase your chances to find a job.
  4. Use Job Search Tools.
There are a variety of tools that will help speed up your job search and manage your career. Use them to organize your job search and save valuable job searching time.
Among these tools are:
  • Email Address Appropriate for Business Use
  • Instant Message Screen Name
If you're using an Instant Messenger service for networking or job searching, make sure your Screen Name sounds professional.
  • Answering Machine or Voicemail 
If your telephone service provider doesn't have voicemail which will pick up if the line is busy, consider an internet answering machine to field calls while you're out, on the phone, or online.
  • CV/resume Paper 
When sending paper CV/resumes and cover letters, use good quality paper in a traditional colour. White or beige is best.
  • CV/resume Content 
When creating your CV/resume remember to include contact information as well as work history and skills. Choose a logical CV/resume template. Proof your resume to verify the phone number, email address and other information is accurate..
  • Contact Organizer 
Set up a folder for job searching in your email client so you can track email inquiries you send as well as responses from employers. Use an appointment book, notebook or online organizer to keep track of interviews and follow-up email messages and phone calls you'll need to make.
  • Appropriate Attire
Add a conservative business suit, traditional shirt or blouse and moderate shoes to your toolkit.
In addition to the standard job search tools you need to conduct a professional job search using new tools and new features on existing resources to help you speed up your job search.
They are:
  • Job Serach iPhone Apps
There are a variety of job search apps available for your iPhone and iPod Touch. You can download apps that search for jobs by keyword and location, email job listings, keep track of your contacts, and even create a resume.
  • Using Instant Messenger (IM) to Job Search 
Instant messaging (IM) services can be a good tool to use when job searching. If you have an instant message account you can use it for networking, both with the people on your buddy list and with professional contacts.
  • One Stop Job Centre 
Here are all the resources you'll need for a successful job search including how to write resumes, CVs, cover letters and other employment letters, where to look for jobs, how to interview successfully, and how to negotiate compensation.

  1. Create a list of companies.
    Make a list of companies you would like to work for. You should try to find as much information as possible about the company you are going to target in your job search. All the information you need is available on the web and is easy to find.
  2. Find all job offers.
    Check job search engine sites, job banks, company web sites, networking sites, niche job sites, and sites listed by type of job. Consider working with a recruiter to maximize your opportunities.
  3. Target Your CV/resume and Cover Letter.
    It's important to take the time to write targeted CV/resumes and cover letters. You'll have a much better chance of getting an interview than if you send a generic letter and CV/resume.
  4. Get ready for the Interview.
    Research the company before you go for the interview, dress appropriately, practice answering and asking interview questions, and make an effort to impress the interviewer with your skills and experience.
  5. Follow up.
    It's important to follow up after an interview by thanking everyone you met with.
  6. Making the right decision, accepting or declining a job offer.
    When you receive a job offer, it's important to take the time to carefully evaluate the offer so you are making an educated decision to accept, or to reject, the offer. You don't have to accept a job just because it was offered to you, but do carefully evaluate it and if you decline, do so politely.
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