The Three Job Search Phases & Your Preparedness Checklist

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The Three Job Search Phases & Your Preparedness Checklist

[ID:0290] You must approach the international job market with more acumen than if you were searching for a typical domestic job. This article speaks about the classic job search phases and provides a preparedness checklist.

The Three Job Search Phases

Clear off your desk and get to work with a plan for each phase. Your first task will be self-evaluation.

As discussed throughout this website, the key to the international job search is to be able to identify and label your skills for employers. "Self evaluation" is the most difficult and most important of all three stages of an international job search.

Your second task will be to target your efforts efficiently by researching your field to uncover potential employers. The third task involves direct contact with employers, from telephoning and searching the Internet to e-mailing and face-to-face interviews. You may be tempted to jump phase one or two and begin contacting employers immediately, but we recommend otherwise. Do not contact any employers until you have completed your self-evaluation...

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