Tips for you:
- Information Interview (a professional in the career field of interest, speaker in class, professor, professional at a company you want to work at in the future) to get to know them and possibly job shadow (multiple shadowing) to see if this job is for you.
- Keep in touch with the professional via LinkedIn/coffee catch-up/etc.
- If you are still in college or going to college or not (get involved, take advantage of the resources that are available to you (esp on college sites where you can practice your interviewing skills), build up your network (this may lead to potential careers during/after college)
I found my job through a friend, who found it through LinkedIn. This position of project coordinator was sent to me by a friend of mine who thought I would be perfect for the position. Often times I do a lot of research through websites, company reviews and word or mouth. I make sure that I fully research the company to make sure that it is a company that I want to work for. I want to make sure that I will be financially satisfied as well as challenged. I like my work environment to be pleasant. I take in a lot of factors.
Sharonne recommends the following next steps:
- I would do extensive research on all the companies that you would like to work for. A list of 10-20 would be a good start. Start comparing, work history, environment, reviews from other employees, and what your personal needs are.