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When I was growing up, my family used to take long “driving” vacations. You know, you drive for several days, stay in hotels on the road going to (or coming from) your vacation spot. Of course when I was growing up we didn’t have the Internet or GPS. We had to get maps and plan out our trip. If you were lucky, your father belonged to AAA and he would have them create a “triptik” (little books with a page and a fold-out map for each segment of your trip – Google it). Half the fun in taking these trips was following the maps. Nothing like knowing how to get where you’re going.
At a loss as to how to start your plan? You will need:
Your resume(s) – Probably more than one depending on your experience. Take a look at
- Cover Letters
- Thank You notes
- A list of your strengths and weaknesses
- Jobs you are qualified to apply for
- Your “dream” job
- Companies where you would like to work (including those that are in your industry)
- Your Network (friends, family, current and former coworkers)
- Recruiters for your industry/field
job searchboards (we will keep this list short)
- Executing on Your Job Search Plan – This article provides an number of resources to help you create
your job searchplan in this article.
- 50 Ways to Leave Your Job Search NOW – This list of resources is from JobMob and provides a bunch (50 to be exact) of ideas and leads to help you in
your job searchplan.
- Job Search Planning Lessons – Three lessons with step by step instructions to help you get started and complete
your job searchplan.
- Your Action Plan – Creating a plan for your career is important. This action plan is from Temple.edu’s career center provides some great ideas.
career Tip of the Day: Where Will Your Goal Take You Today?
Suggested Reading: Job Search Action Plan
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Good luck in your search,