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When searching for the right career, there are so many options and decisions. Hollandcodes.com has career tests, tools, and resources that will help you to make the right decisions. There are three steps in achieving career goals and searching for a job.
Step One: Get a Clear Career Goal
The first step in search for a job is setting a career goal.
In order to set a career goal, you have to take inventory of yourself to determine what you can offer an employer.
You need to –
Step Two: Explore Career Options
Use online career exploration resources to identify potential careers.
Step Three: Career Planning
When you are trying to reach a career goal, there will always be obstacles. You solve career problems by completing the following steps:
Problem solving should take into consideration personal interests, skills, values, and financial resources. Big problems are broken down into smaller, more manageable steps. Achievable goals result in the production of new competencies, attitudes, and solutions.
As an individual, you:
Decision-making processes include:
Step Four: Execution
You execute your career plans when you use different strategies:
While implementing and, you translate vocational interests, abilities, and skills into job opportunities. You do reality testing by implementing the following strategies:
Social Media and Networking Tools
Networking can help you complete targeted job searches. You can use a variety of social media tools to learn and connect with professional associations and potential employers. Three major networking social media tools are:
Resume Writing and Interviewing Strategies
Resume writing and interview preparation are essential skills needed to land a potential job.
Your resume is your sales tool that lets employers know your strengths, interests, experience, and educational background.
The appearance of your resume is extremely important. Check the appearance of your resume - your font, spelling, spacing, margins. In a resume, you will highlight your skills that make you unique and set you apart from others. Common areas covered in a resume are:
Types of resumes are:
There are steps to prepare for a successful interview:
Interested in comprehensive career inventories?
Use the Job Search Made Simple course to select the right career assessment. The steps in the selection process include:
The Job Search Made Simple course is used in conjunction with Holland Codes career tests:
See the interactive Social Media Model.