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Job hunt preparation checklist

05 Apr 18:00 by Catherine Lanigan

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  • Resume prepared  
  • Double check resume details are correct – phone number, email address, dates etc. 
  • SEEK profile active and updated, including uploading current resume 
  • SEEK ap downloaded to phone 
  • Draft cover email/letter prepared  
  • Commit to memory stories surrounding the most common interview questions- What you are looking for; Reasons for leaving roles; Examples of where you've made a positive difference; Examples of difficult decisions; What can you bring to the role; career goals etc.   
  • Store resume and pdfs of qualifications, ID etc on your phone 
  • Mantra chosen  to use prior to interview [a good attitude is paramount] 
  • Referees notified [and thank you emails prepared ] 
  • Email and phone message/messagebank settings checked to ensure you get notified of any calls and messages. 
  • Profile in Linkedin tidied, including professional photo  and some recommendations added  
  • Profile in Facebook sanitised 
  • Interview outfits chosen 
  • Decide on parameters for job search ie titles, money, geographic, style and size of employer [be a little flexible with these]. 
  • Plan week to set aside time every day for your job search.