Job Search Plan
Steps to a Successful Job Search
|What am I good at? What are my skills related to the job I am seeking? Identify your
skills, personality, strengths, and values to find a career area that fits well!
Access Career Assessments
|Additional ways to identify skills: Skills Matcher and ONET Online|
|Quick Quiz to consider ideas for your “brand”|
|Resume - Your Marketing Tool!|
|KY Career Edge- Templates that save in MS Word to easily make updates on your resume, cover letter, thank you letters. Click on “Tool Kit”|
|Email your draft to Career Services for feedback & suggestions.|
|Reference Sheet sample|
|Research company of interests (company websites, LinkedIn, Facebook…)|
|Talk to everyone you know about possible opportunities to learn more engagement|
|Create/Update a LinkedIn Profile. Connect with individuals (alumni, friends, acquaintances at companies of interest or who do what you want to do|
|Connect with at least 2 individuals each week for networking.|
|Set up job/internship alerts and check them daily/weekly|
|Phone/Virtual Interview Cheat Sheet|
|KY Career Edge – Record & practice interview questions. Select “Tool Kit” to access Interview Simulation Trainer and/or schedule a practice interview with Career Services|
|Create and practice your One-minute commercial|
|Tips to prepare for virtual interview space and technology|
|Keep your job search efforts organized with a Job Search Checklist|
|Don’t forget to send a thank-you note for after interview. It can set you apart from other candidate and must be error free|
|HCC Career Exploration||HCC Job Search Resources||HCC Job Posting site|
Try the 2-minute, mobile friendly visual assessment called Traitify.
Set up job alerts!
70-80% of positions that are available are not advertised anywhere. Networking is critical in landing a job. Referrals and internal candidates are the leading hiring trends.
Set up a free profile on LinkedIn.com
|Am I Career Ready? Assessment for the 8 career competencies that employers seek most. Offers actions steps to assist with weak areas and can strengthen your interview responses. HCC Career Services can assist with accessing tool.|
HCC Career Services
Make a virtual or in-person appointment with HCC Career Services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 270-831-9671.