Career Tips

Let’s boil things down to a short list of sound, timeless job searching tips that’ll help you fine-tune your strategy so that you may sail through the process (or at least cut out some of the unnecessary time and frustration).

 
 
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Self-Assessment

Identifying your professional strengths and talents...

If you think that you have a good understanding of your skills and abilities and are interested in a specific occupation or career, it's time to visit the St Pete Works Job Board. There you can find information about employers, guidance on writing résumés and cover letters, and access to a powerful job search engine with listings for jobs available in your area.

If, on the other hand, you are unsure about what kinds of jobs you might find interesting and enjoyable, or you're currently employed but looking for a change of career...this is the place for you!


Checking the Labor Market

Use our occupation analysis tools to see how a specific occupation fares in your area...

Once you know the type of job or career you wish to pursue, your next step is to find information on specific occupations and explore the labor market in your area. These tools will provide you with a wide variety of information about the occupations you are researching.

The St Pete Works Job Board will help you find an occupation by analyzing occupational information that you select, such as the type of occupation you're interested in, the education and experience that you have, and the wages you would like to earn.

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Finding Schools and Educational Programs

Find information on education or training you may need for an occupation...

While learning about a possible new occupation, you may find that you will need additional education or training in order to qualify for the job you want. The Programs section of this website. This can help you find the schools, training providers, and educational programs that are available to help you upgrade your skills.


MAKE YOURSELF AN OBVIOUS FIT

Your resume will get screened...

Study the job description and any available information you have on the position. Are you mirroring the words and phrases in the job description? Are you showcasing your strengths in the areas that seem to be of paramount importance to this role? Line it up. Line it up.


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create/update your LinkedIn account

If you figure out how to harness the power of no other social media tool for job search, figure out LinkedIn. It’s (by far) the best resource we have available today for career and job search networking, for finding people working at companies of interest, and for positioning yourself to be found by a recruiter who has a relevant job opening.


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#THANKYOUMATTERS

Consider crafting, original, genuine thank you notes (one for each interviewer) the moment you get back to a computer, following the interview. The speed with which you send the notes, and the quality, will make an impact.