Job Search Strategy Insights

by Kristy Amburgey

Want to read advice from employers and career professionals? We have put together a short list showcasing a variety of tips. Check out the below list, evaluating each point to know how you can implement them into your job search.

  • For your targeted companies, set up profiles, RSS feeds and job notifications via the employment sections of their websites to make your search easier
  • Be an active participant in your job search; avoid passively applying online and just waiting for something to come to you
  • Read and understand the job description thoroughly; follow all company application instructions down to the last detail
  • Make sure your resume is customized, tailored for each job you pursue; this means revising the entire document and not just updating the objective
  • Go to websites, read available literature and be prepared to ask insightful questions that convey you have spent time learning about the company with which you are interacting or interviewing
  • Create impact in your resume, phone efforts and letters; in your follow-up, be professional and enthusiastic; make sure to practice your telephone, in-person and virtual interviewing skills •
  • You must SELL yourself in any interaction with employers; smile, relax and explain how you are the best fit for that employer’s position
  • Show enthusiasm and sincerity for the company and for the specific position for which you are interviewing
  • One great networking method, especially if you are new to the field, is to get involved in professional organizations; volunteer to accomplish tasks, participate in meetings or attend events to better market yourself to the members

Take advantage of these diverse ideas to ensure that you are on-target for your successful job search.

Kristy Amburgey is the Associate Director of Career Services – Daytona Beach campus and currently manages marketing and employer relations for the department.  She has been with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for approximately 10 years and with Career Services for nine years.

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