Professional Development Resources
Career Search 2
Step 2: Set Goals and Organize
Treat the job search like a class or job – set specific hours, block off time in your calendar.
You will earn far more than a grade or credit hours!!!
- Set a timeline with specific goals.
- Make yourself accountable to someone (mentor, faculty advisor, friend, career development
specialist) Talk with a trusted friend; give them permission to hold you accountable to your
plans. Starting/attending a job club would also enable you to discuss your job search with
- Track your contacts, actions taken, communications, interviews, referrals, results, and
THANK YOUS. (HINT - set up an Excel spreadsheet or MS Project template – easy to use, easy to
see, and good practice on a widely used job skill)