How to Find a Job

Whether you’re looking for your very first job, switching careers, or re-entering the job market after an extended absence, finding a job requires two main tasks: setting and following through on your goals and using the latest tools to enter the job market. Assuming you’ve chosen a career objectives and are currently searching for jobs, here are several ways to actually find a job.
1. Revise your resume. Before you start job hunting, make sure that your resume is as complete and up-to-date as possible. Your resume is an important distillation of who you are, where you come from, and what you can offer.
2. Prepare for the job interview: Develop your personal “elevator pitch”. Many structured interviews, particularly those at large companies, start with a question like “Tell me about yourself.” The interviewer doesn’t want to hear about grade school or growing up. This is a work and experience related question with a right answer: in two minutes or so, the interviewer wants to understand your background, your accomplishments, why you want to work at this company and what your future goals are.
3. Make a list of work-related skills you’d like to learn. Your employer will be interested in hearing about how you intend to become a better employee. Think about which skills will make you more competent in the position you’re applying for.