Career Development Corner
Wondering how your job search is going? Take this quiz and find out:
Which sources for job leads have you used?
____ NCC Career Development
____ Ads in professional magazines
____ Talks with fellow job seekers
____ Job posting sites including The BirdBoard
____ Professional association centers for which you may be eligible
____ Asked employers who turned you down
Job search tools
Which job search tools have you used?
____ Attend a workshop on resume writing
____ Have your initial draft resume critiqued
____ Revise your resume since you began your campaign
____ Target resume content to the job
____ Revise each letter to fit job
____ Talk to a career counselor
____ Registered with The BirdBoard
____ Wrote employers of special interest
____ Responded to ads from the web
Who have you talked to about your search?
____ Friends and neighbors
____ Past employers
____ Career center staff
____ Fellow job seekers
Have you ... ?
____ Found a mentor
____ Used informational interviews to learn more about your field/obtain job leads
____ Asked all those you use as references for permission
____ Sent a copy of your latest resume to all your references
Preparing for interviews you … ?
____ Spend at least 2 hours learning about an employer before an interview
____ Make your career goals clear
____ Demonstrate how your talents and back-ground are related to the position
____ Have several good questions to ask
____ Clarify next steps in the search process
____ Record notes on the interview while fresh in your mind
____ Always write a thank you letter after each interview
Do you ... ?
____ Spend at least 20 hrs/ wk on job search activities (if a full-time job seeker)
____ Make at least ten new contacts a week
____ Keep making new contacts, even after completing a hopeful interview
35-30: You are doing well.
29 and 25: your campaign is OK.
24 or lower: Come see us at Career Development.
If you have questions or need help with your job search, remember Career Development is here all summer!