Job Researching Process

Things to be done after graduation are as follows generally:

  • Decide which job you would like to apply to in compliance with your skills, education and knowledge, and determine your carrier objective.
  • Be aware of your experiences, knowledge, interests and the profits you can supply for the employer.
  • Find out the companies recruiting the staff having the qualifications you have and determine your goal as being employed in these companies.
  • Search for the best ways to reach the companies you aim at being employed.
  • Prepare your cover letter and CV in such a way that it should accurately reflect you.
  • Improve your skills of interview and arrange interviews.
  • Get involved in the interview and evaluate the proposals you will have right after the interview.

Though it seems that you will easily be able to be employed after carrying out this process, it does not fully comply with the job searching process after you graduate. Some of the methods of job research may be appropriate for you but some of them may not be in compliance with your character, qualifications and situation. You may not always get good results from these methods. You may be frustrated in this process and you may be obliged to repeat every step to reach the objective you aimed at. Timing is also very important in a job researching process.

The referred job researching process may also be useful despite all these.

It may help you to be employed in a company which had not announced the recruitment.

It may help you to find a position which the nominees having the similar skills and education like you had not been aware of beforehand.

It may open the doors that you think are not possible to be opened.

It may maintain you to be successful rather than being unsuccessful in an interview that you will have without knowing these methods.

You will understand that most of the referred methods will be useful for you in your career and you will use most of them in all periods of your life.

Determine Your Career Goal and the Job You Want To Do

People who have focused on their career goals are the ones that employers are most interested in. The first step in the process of finding a job is to know what you want to do and what your experience, knowledge, skills, values and interests that you can offer to the employer.

In order to understand what you want to do;

- Be aware of what your experience, knowledge, skills, values, interests and attitudes are, and be prepared to explain them.

- Research, learn and determine jobs, employers, working environments from courses, books, informative meetings and experiences.

- Have information about the education and skills required for the job you desire, what their roles and responsibility are and your expectations about income.

- Try to find out how the current employees have started that job, which positions they started at, and the differences between jobs at various levels.

- Find out the skill and knowledge that are perceived to be important in your resume.

- Find out the institutions that employ people who have similar education and skills and try to find out the qualities they seek in the applicants.

Preparing Job Search Tools

It is necessary to effectively state your knowledge, skill and experiences in order to attract the attention of employers. This statement may not only be through preparing and sending a resume and a cover letter. You may also talk to the employer on the telephone to explain why you are interested in the vacant position and why you believe that you are suitable for the job.

There are various ways to reach employers in the world of employment who are seeking for someone with the knowledge, skill and experience you have.

Preparing Job Search Tools

It is necessary to effectively state your knowledge, skill and experiences in order to attract the attention of employers. This statement may not only be through preparing and sending a resume and a cover letter. You may also talk to the employer on the telephone to explain why you are interested in the vacant position and why you believe that you are suitable for the job.

There are various ways to reach employers in the world of employment who are seeking for someone with the knowledge, skill and experience you have. You may determine employers by participating in the career days organized at our university. On the other hand, you may also search the employers on the internet or other published resources.

Don’t Give Up your Job Search

Even well-informed, promising and well trained people may experience being rejected and disappointment in the search for a job. In order to specify why you couldn’t find a job, you need to review and re-evaluate whether you have determined your career goals correctly, whether you have spared sufficient amount of time for job search activities, whether you have conducted the necessary duties in order to succeed, whether you have correctly prepared your resume and cover letter in accordance with your goals and whether our interview skills have sufficiently developed. You may visit our Career Planning Center for support on any of the above stated problems.

Individual career counseling services will support you in counseling your career planning and the topics related to realizing your goals. However, because it is you who will live, implement and decide on this process, you need to consume the required energy and spare time in order to find the best job for you. A job search plan which consists of a variety of job search strategies is the most successful plan. There are many ways to search for job opportunities.

 

 

Resources : Penn State University Career Guide