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Stages of the Job Search Process

Stages of the Job Search Process

Stages of the Job Search Process

There is one riddle which really reflects any job search process. Five frogs sit on a log. One decides to jump. So, how many frogs are there on the log now? The correct answer is five because one thing is to decide to do something and completely different is to actually do it. If you want to be successful in your job hunt, you have to be a doer, not a talker.

And even if you know all the tricks and various caveats of the job search in USA, there are never any guarantees you will land your dream job quickly. All hate looking for a new job because any search looks like this. At first, you realize you despise your current position and want a new job, but don’t know where and how to start. It is even quite difficult to decide which step to take first. Once you decided how to start, you start browsing for the vacancies and may see absolutely unrelated job openings.

The next stage is application process. When you find an opening that interests you, it usually requires a lengthy application. Oh, and even after attaching your resume, you still have to fill up a special form with the information replicated from your resume. You finally submitted your resume and cover letter. Then you just wait and wait, constantly refreshing your email. Most frequently, you just never receive a response from an employer.

But other, not many times, you hear from your prospective employer. Here starts a stage of preparation for the interview. A thorough preparation. Everything should be thought out in details. Then you lie to your boss, saying that you must visit a doctor and go to the interview. You do your interview extremely well. And send a thank-you note to the interviewer.

You wait again and go one of two ways. You get the job or you don’t.  I guess we left out one more outcome when you just never hear from them again. And, well, you lose all hope and power and decide to stay in the job you hate. But then remember how much and honestly you hate it and start all over again.

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