Marketing Plan - As you reach out to your network, make sure you have a specific career direction. Have a specific reason why you are reaching out to your contact with a specific request. The more directive you can be with your career direction, the easier it is for your network to help!
Mind Mapping - Make sure that your job search considers ALL opportunities of interest. While you may have expertise in a narrow part of the field, your skills are far reaching.
Job Search Log- Initally it's easy to remember where you've applied and what stage you are at with each interview. However in difficult economic times, job searches can take a little longer, so it is recommended to use tools like this to stay organized.
When it comes to a successful interview, practice makes perfect! Don't wait until you've been invited to meet with the employer of your dreams - practice in advance with multiple people, use Big Interview or meet with your Career Development Advisor.
BIG Interview GUIDE - Online Interview practice. Use this resource to practice your interview or record yourself answering a few questions and send the video directly to your career development advisor.
VIRTUAL INTERVIEW GUIDE- There are a number of virtual platforms used for online interviews and assessments; however, use this resource to successfully navigate your virtual interview.
Mock Interview- Want practice with a mock virtual interview? Set up an appointment with your Career Development Advisor through PCO.
While some areas of social work are incredibly busy, many have time to dedicate to the up-incoming work force. It's smart to reach out virtually and try to schedule time with your network, human resource coordinators or recruiters. A phone call, email or zoom chat now, can assist you when you apply for future positions.