How to Conduct a Successful Career Search How prepared are you for planning and conducting an effective job search?
Successful job seekers must have both good information and well-developed job hunting skills. Three important factors for a successful job search are an awareness of your goals and skills, an understanding of the labor market, and a well planned job search campaign. STEP 1. Begin with Self-Assessment The job search process begins with an identification of your values, interests, skills, accomplishments, experience, and goals. How can you seek a position if you don’t know what you want from a job and what you have to offer prospective employers. Values An awareness of what you value (qualities that are important and desirable) in a career will aid you in exploring career goals and attaining greater satisfaction in your work. Review the following list of values and check those most important to you. Then rank your top five values in order of priority. • Job security • Working as part of a team • Working independently with little supervision • Making a contribution • Professional status •