Find the right job Do's and Don'ts

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You want a paying job where you can use your skills. Are you thinking long-term or short-term? Should you only choose a job because it fits with your personality? In this section, assess your knowledge on finding the right job with these do's and don'ts.  

Find the right job Do's and Don'ts

Your goals are simple. You want a paying job where you can use your skills. Are you thinking long-term or short-term? Either way, arrange the Do’s and Don’ts below to get one step closer to landing a job you like. 

 

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Do:

  • Use internet job search sites to find work
  • Consider jobs that work for the short-term
  • Use Twitter and other social networks to scope out jobs
  • Pick jobs that work well with your personality
  • Ask friends, relatives and fellow students about job opps

Don’t:

  • Dismiss jobs if they aren’t career materialYoung construction worker standing with his construction worker supervisors
  • Forget to use the internet to research career options
  • Set up a profile on job sites – no one looks at those!
  • Go after jobs if they’re not 100% what you’re looking for
  • Dismiss LinkedIn - it's great for making connections

If you want a job – any job – expect to use everything in your arsenal. From career fairs to social media, keep your eyes peeled and your resume at the ready. By now, you've visited our Online Job Searches page and are in the midst of your hunt. Here are a few more online sites to help get you on your way: Work In Retail and Simply Hired.

Got the job? Check out our You’re Hired! section on how to be the best.