Keys to a Successful Job Search. NWTC Career Services April 23, 2009. True or False. If there are several applicants for one position, the person with the best qualifications generally gets the job offer. False. True or False.
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NWTC Career Services
April 23, 2009
If there are several applicants for one position, the person with the best qualifications generally gets the job offer.
The Human Resources Office does all the hiring and firing, so that’s the first place to contact if you are looking for a job.
The most effective way to get job interviews is the old adage, “See a guy who knows a guy,” A technique known as “Networking.”
It is important to include every job you ever held when writing a resume.
A job interview is really a sales presentation by the applicant. Therefore, the job seeker must sell his or her personality, potential, strengths, and experience.
Approximately 2% of job seekers are successful in obtaining an interview when responding to a blind ad.
The job application is considered a tool of the employer, while the resume is considered a tool of the job seeker.
You should be able to:
Career Counseling | NWTC Graduate Follow-Up | Career Center Library | Occupational Outlook Handbook | www.myplan.com
TechConnect| Professional Associations| Career Center Library | Occupational Outlook Handbook
Resume Critiques| Resume Samples and Books| Workshops| Mock Interviews
10. Consider Volunteering
9. Consider Temping
8. Eat Right, Sleep and Exercise
7. Join a Professional Association
5. Emotional Support
4. Use the Career Center
3. Network Intelligently
2. Turn off your computer
1. Give yourself a Break
Professional Associations provide:
Friday – 8:00am-5:00pm
Direct contact with Decision-Makers 19-37%
Published Job Openings 15-24%
All others 1-16%