I have decided on a specific career objective.
I can identify five of my strengths and can name several weaknesses.
I have reviewed all of my working and outside activities and made a list of my skills based on these experiences.
I can describe situations that demonstrate I have the skills listed in the preceding statement.
I have a well-written resume that sells my skills.
I have thought about my lifestyle and geographical preferences.
I know of at least three fields of employment where I might fit.
I can name five employers that hire people with my background.
I have used at least four different resources to gather names of potential employers.
I have spoken with at least three people who are employed in fields I am interested in, to learn more about what they do.
I keep a job interest notebook with articles on interesting careers, want ads of ideal positions, and notes from informational interviews I conduct.
I thoroughly research each organization I interview with and can clearly state why I am interested in working for each employer with whom I apply.
I am familiar with common interview questions and have prepared written responses to them.
I have thought of alternatives if I am unable to find the type of position I want.