That's it! You've begun and finished the process. Look at what you've accomplished by completing just the first four steps!
♦You made the information about your search for a new position known to many people.
♦ You defined exactly what you want to do and what kind of job you want.
♦ You communicated with those whose contact information you received and those who need your skills.
♦You prepared and provided infor-mation that they need to know if they want to continue with the hiring process.
Now you’ll have interviews! The person you’ll be talking to is one who makes the hiring decision. If you like each other, then it’s all over. You’ll be hired and on your way to a new career.
Be prepared for questions likely to be asked during your interview.
Here's a favorite question—
What do you want to do
with the rest of
your working life?
As a job seeker, you should be prepared for this and other types of questions. Your answer is critical. You don’t just “want a job.” You want something you'll enjoy doing and love because, for example—
♦ You're good at it.
♦ You'll have opportunity to work in
the cutting edge of technology.
♦ You'll be working for a stable
company that has long-term career
♦ You'll be working in a positive envi-ronment, or work where your skills make a difference.
A word of advice: It’s not cheating to review some of these types of questions and their responses on the Internet. Just concentrate on those that match your viewpoints, and don't talk about something with which you’re unfamiliar just because you think it sounds good!
Now that you've completed the all the right steps and have your new job, the most important thing is for you to do is—enjoy your new work environment.