Creative Job Search Guide
Creative Job Search Guide
Career choice should be treated as a process rather than a snap decision. The process is
about you, your interests, your skills and your values. The earlier you start the process the
more time you will have to work through your options. Remember you are in charge of yo
own career. You need to be proactive.
You are responsible for managing yourself and improving your skills, be it through in
training or further education.
Your career plan is not set in stone and will probably change as you progress in your career
The first stage in any career search is research. Find out as
much as you can about the job
which you are interested
go online, look at career videos, job descriptions, talk to relevant
people in that area.
This stage is essential, because no potenti
al employer will be interested in you unless you
can show them that you have at least gone to the trouble of finding out the basics.
Creative Job Hunting
A creative career search
involves a creative, active approach to researching careers and
applications. Rather than being passive (reading books and surfing the Web) and
reactive (waiting for a vacancy to appear before making an application) you take the
initiative in finding out what is involved in a career or about job opportunities
you do that?
Information is provided in good faith by CIT’s Careers and Counselling Service.
CIT, the Careers and Counselling Service, and
any contributing third party shall have no legal liability or responsibility for any individual’s decision
made on the basis of
You need to identify:
Your skills, e.g. communication skills, IT skills
Your interests, academic/non
Your personal values i.e. what it matters to you, variety etc.
Your academic achievement
What motivates you
Your preferred work environment
Review skills you have achieved through:
Free Time A
Having identified the skills you possess you will need to work out which of these skills you
wish to use at work. An important part of the matching process is your values
others, status, independence.
You also need to identify:
What you want to do
What you have to offer an employer
The purpose is, to be better acquainted with yourself
, be aware of your strengths, your
personality, which working environments appeal to you and what sort of a lifestyle you
How can you do this?
Try out some self
, such as:
career interest profiler
The Careers Service also has other assessment worksheets/psychometric tests which
we can use, to find out more
contact us and make an appointment.
xplore the opportunities available
Many employers recruit graduates from all disciplines.
Do not develop tunnel vision about the types of careers your course qualifies you for. While
your certificate/degree is important, it should not be the sole determinant of your career