Getting a job is easier when potential employers already know you.
If you are changing careers or positions and will also be changing the type of job duties you have experience in completing, you will need to rethink your skills and how they apply to your new line of work.
If you are mailing your resume, include a cover letter detailing what position you are interested in and include skills and experience to highlight. If you are sending a resume online, there is debate as to whether a cover letter is necessary. Err on the side of professionalism and at least send a basic cover letter in your email.
Now you’ve done the hard work to get an interview and are ready to prepare. Before going into an interview, review what you know about the company interviewing you and the position qualifications. The following videos will guide you.
After the interview, it is recommended that you thank the interviewer and employer.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced the results of its Tools for America's Job Seekers Challenge last week. Top-rated sites in each of 6 categories - general job boards, niche tools, career tools, career exploration tools, web 2.0 and "other" - are now available at: www.careeronestop.org/jobseekertools.
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