Career plan - Selecting the right job as part of
your career plan
We dealt with the basics of a career plan, doing the self-assessment,
developing job marketing tools and using the tools to find jobs
in the previous articles. In this section we provide a short overview
of the process of selecting the right job as soon
After you have done all of the above, you should have several job
leads as well as a couple of interviews scheduled. Rather than having
to settle for the first opening because you are afraid that there
may not be other offers, use the marketing tools as described in
the previous article and get yourself in the perfect position for
selecting the right job from job offers.
A few guidelines for selecting the right job are provided below:
- An unprepared interview is one failed.
- You need to prepare for each interview by doing your homework
about the specific company, job field, and the goals of the company,
its hiring policies, the competition and its mission.
- Prepare through mock interviewing where you answer possible
- Select your outfit carefully to fit in with the corporate culture
of the company.
- Make sure you know where the company is located and how to get
- Arrive on time.
- The next part is to follow-up through an interview thank you
note, a call and regular contact.
- The last part is to compare offers received according to benefits
offered, salary, work hours, corporate environment, your own goals,
and criteria as set out in your career plan.
You can learn more about each of previous the steps in the career
plan by following the links below:
Selecting the right job as part of your career plan is your
final step to the start of a successful career.