Most job hunters are all too familiar with the “typical” process for entering a new career or finding a job: you walk into a job interview and they want to know about your education, experience, skills, and any required credentials (license, certification, etc.) which you already possess. You have spent a great deal of time – and money – to get to this point, and now you want a real job, with a real paycheck. After all, you may have racked up a good chunk of student debt, and now you need that job to both start repaying it and to move on with your life and career.
However, the difficulty with the typical process is that it places the entire burden for job and/or career preparation, along with all associated expenses, squarely on the job applicant. Go get ready, show ‘em what you’ve got, and if they like what they see, maybe you will be given a job. Although there are variations, the typical process and its individual steps are similar to the one illustrated below. Continue reading