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Back to school means back to job search

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Phoenicians may have taken the summer off from job search to spend time vacationing, enjoy family time, or just stay indoors out of the heat. As the last school districts start their new academic year in the next two weeks, it’s time to consider all of your job search resources and prepare to get back in action.

  • Review your documents. Resumes and cover letters are only part of the documentation you need to review and update. Introduction emails, follow up letters, and any visuals you may use in the interview process should also be cleaned up. Taking the time now will pay off once you need them.
  • Connect with people. Be aware of your network and who you need to make an effort to speak to rather than emailing. Don’t take for granted the impact a personal call can make in having someone support you with your search. Using electronic and personal methods to communicate will make your network appreciate you more.
  • Be committed and take time for each step. This is all about avoiding procrastination. Devote time each week for online job search, network building, contact to and follow up with companies, and interview preparation and practice.

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing recommendations and tips for each of the five key areas you need to focus on in the job search process. If you are ready to hit a job fair tomorrow, check out this one:

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