Career Services

Spring Career Fair

Date: Mar 28
Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Location: Hallways
Contact: Carol Muhs

Ten Steps of a Job Search

  1. Plan your time - Make a to do list for everything you will do to look for a job.
  2. Identify Occupations - Make a background experience list to identify jobs that use your talents.
  3. Identify Employers - Ask friends, relatives, etc. to help you find job openings. Refer to other resources on this site, MeetYourNewCareer.com,  Job Training Partners, IowaWORKS.
  4. Prepare Materials - Assemble a job search kit that includes: pens, notebook, maps, bus schedules, clean resume copies, applications, background/experience list, Social Security Card and photo ID.
  5. Contact Employers - Review job announcement to determine how your skills apply to the opening. Go to companies to fill out applications, if necessary. Call employers directly.
  6. Prepare Interviews - Learn about the company interviewing you. Assemble resumes, application forms and make sure everything is neat.
  7. Go to Interviews - Dress professional for the interview. Be clean, concise and positive. Remember to thank the interviewer.
  8. Evaluate Interviews - Send a typed, signed thank you letter within 24 hours of the interview.
  9. Take Tests - Find out about the test you are taking. Brush up on job skills. Be confident and relaxed.
  10. Accept the Job! Be flexible regarding salary - but don't sell yourself short. Understand job duties, expectations and work hours.

(This information provided by IowaWORKS as a partner of Western Iowa Tech Community College.)

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