© Alternative Futures Press, 2003
A Quick Course in Finding the Right Job: Back to the basics
What is your career/job search focus?
· Based on your personal career assessment, where do you fit
in the world of work?
· What kind of job do you want?
· What role do you want to perform?
· What kind of organization do you want to be a part of?
· What do you want to get out of it in terms of salary and
Research your options. Use the Internet, career center resource
materials, and the library. Be accurate and realistic. Consult with
people already in the field, or ask your colleagues. If necessary,
do some informational interviews. Remember, if you don't know
where you are going, you won't get there.
Prepare your promotional materials.
Develop a complete package of personal promotional materials
to use in your job search. This includes, at a minimum, the follow-
· An updated resume
· A personal career biography
· Business cards.
It can also include a list of major career accomplishments to dis-
cuss during an interview. The resume presents all the relevant
career details, the biography provides the reader with general
Finding Your Work
· Based on your personal career assessment, where do you fit in the world of work? This includes, at a minimum, the follow- ing: · An updated resume · A personal career biography · Business cards.