Kicking Off Your Career Transition
The career planning and job search process is iterative. It requires planning, evaluation, and adjustment. To be successful, you need relevant skills, a process to apply those skills, and an effective plan.
Much of the job search process entails marketing yourself to networking contacts, recruiters, hiring managers, prospective employers and the like. Doing so requires identifying your personal assets (skills, experience, accomplishments, education, contacts, etc.) and effectively communicating those assets to people who can help you get a job.
Think about how you can get a prospective employer to notice you. It can be helpful to think of yourself in the context of a product or service that is marketed to a consumer. The consumer is constantly evaluating "What's In It For Me" (WIIFM). Prospective employers do the same.
Within this website, you'll find an eight-step process that will help add structure to your job search. You'll also find flexible learning paths that will guide you throughout the eight-step process. In addition, you'll find a wide variety of tools and resources to make your job search easier.
Below are links to additional topics that will help you get started.
The following links give you easy access to each of the Home screen submenu topics. We encourage you to review each of these topics before advancing too far into your job search.