Employers receive countless job application forms to sift through- to show you’re suitable for the role and get an interview, you’ll need to demonstrate personality and confidence within one piece of paper.
If you were the kid who didn’t know what they wanted to be when they grew up, you’re at the right place. If you are now an adult who still doesn’t know what they want to do and you’re a junior, senior, or have your diploma in your hand...don’t worry, you’re at the right place.
Everyone has met the person throughout elementary, middle and high school where they knew exactly what they wanted to do in life. And it was extremely specific and it confused and intimated you. Why and HOW do they already know what they want to do?? But you thought “whatever I’ll eventually figure it out in college." Well here we are, in college, STILL without a clue of what we want to do. You have changed your majors, taken random classes and when you go home for Thanksgiving break and your aunt asks you “So do you know what you want to do yet?” You still say no. It’s a stressful experience everyone goes through when they didn’t know that they wanted to be a Biochemical Engineer at the age of 5. But not knowing is your advantage.
Searching and interviewing for jobs can be awkward at times. It forces you out of your comfort zone. But it is something that everyone will experience. Once you go through the task of applying for a job, and eventually scheduling an interview, there are a few different ways you can be interviewed. The traditional face to face is very common, but recently online interviews have been growing in popularity for employers.
So you want to get your job search started online and not sure exactly where to start? We have all been there at some point before. Let’s have a look at three easy ways to get you started on your job search.
Informational interviews are beneficial when looking for a job. They allow you to speak with someone that is in your specific area of interest so you can learn more about their career path! It’s an informal form of networking that often leads to real interviews. Follow these steps to help you land that informational interview: