Article Title: Job Searching Basics: What Are They?
Author Byline: Steven Coyne is the owner of The Job Hunter Group
Author Website: http://thejobhunter.jobthread.com
It’s very important for you to realize that there are job searching basics that should be followed as you get started looking for a job. Although time consuming and frustrating at times, following some of the basics will keep you motivated and positive throughout the job search.
Where do I start?
Make sure you really know yourself. There are a variety of tests and online assessments that you can take online. You must understand your job goals, what motivates you, if you work well with others, what is the best type of job for you and so on. Most major Internet job boards have some sort of free assessment that you can take. This will at least give you an idea of who you are, how you act and react, and what industries you are best suited for.
Who do you know?
It’s been said that your job is usually just three people away from you, so, who do you know? Are you actively networking with your connections? We each, typically, know anywhere from 100 to 300 people. Take advantage of this knowledge.
If you are not yet networking on the Internet, go get busy! There are 1,000’s of networking websites that will improve your chances of finding the job that is the best fit for you, and the people that can help you get connected to the hiring manager of that job. Get registered with LinkedIn, FaceBook, Twitter, MySpace, Digg, StumbleUpon, Ecademy, Fast Pitch and Networking for Professionals just to name a few.
Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.
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