Preparing for your job search

Preparing for your Job Search

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There are a few things that everyone who has already prepared her/his resume should start with.

Networking

It is important to continuously build upon your network of contacts. Connections with people put you on the path to success. Remember that everyone is included in your network, including your colleagues, professors, neighbors, etc. Being able to leverage your people networks saves you time, energy, and money and will bring you closer in actualizing your goals of finding employment.

For students in Budapest, it is recommended to attend regular networking events held free of charge by the Budapest Business Journal, called BBJ Mixers. For dates and other events held, check the BBJ's website. The American Chamber of Commerce also holds regular Seminars and Cocktail Parties every second Wednesday of each month; for further information, check AmCham's website for a listing of all events, including the free Cocktail Parties. Another free networking event, for the technology sector, is First Tuesday, which meets every month. For more information about First Tuesday, go to The New First Tuesday and for more information about opportunities and events in Hungary and Central Europe, go to noweurope.com.
The Viking Club – A monthly Scandinavian event for friends of Scandinavia and the Nordic Countries also meets every month, for dates go to www.vikingclub.hu.

Here are some links that will guide you to the right successful networking:

The Art of Networking: Quintessential Careers

Career Networking: Become a Better Networker and Advance your Career

Networking Resources: Quintessential Careers

Get Equipped to Network: Wetfeet

Networking in a New City

Interviewing

Having a good-looking resume and fancy written cover letter will not lead you to your dream job. However, it will lead you to getting an interview, where you can truly show the prospective employer why you are the right person for the job. Being prepared for an interview is crucial for your success. Usually there will be at least several candidates matching your experience and skills and showing them in the best possible way during an interview session might be decisive for your potential employer.

Please review the following sites for further information on successful interviewing!

Monster Interview Center
This site contains very useful interviewing tips combined with the option of taking a virtual interview in various industries.

Monster Interview Quick Tips
These are some of the basic tips one should know before and after the interview.

Body-Language Tactics That Sway Interviewers
This article clearly shows the psychology of interviewing through the candidate's body language.

It Pays to Play It Cool During The Interview Waiting Game
Careerjournal's article shows the importance of timing for interviewing.

 

 
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