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30 Day Plan

Finding a job that meets your needs and goals takes time and effort. You will be competing with other people for the same job, so you need to be the best candidate. It's a good idea to have a plan for the first 30 days. You should schedule all your interviews on a calendar and use the days without interviews to apply for more jobs. You can also make a list of potential employers to contact, revise your resume, and practice your interviewing skills. This routine will help you find a job more effectively. After each interview, write down what you did well and what you could improve on. This will help you get better at interviewing.

Job Search Kit

To find a job, you need a simple set of tools. Books with job search advice or related topics. Briefcase / Bag or Folder - Use it to carry important things when looking for a job. It can hold your work permit, curriculum vitae, business cards, cover letter, certificates and examples of your best work. Notepad & Pen - Use it to take notes and show your work in a professional way, even before getting the job. Clothes suitable for job interviews. This can be a white shirt, a simple tie, black shoes and a black pant. You might also need a business suit depending on the type of job and the weather will help you decide what to wear.


 SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timed. It's a way to create goals that are clear, measurable, and achievable. Here’s what each of these words means: Specific: Your goal should be clear and specific. Instead of saying "I want to work in sales," say "I want to become a sales representative for a cosmetic company". Measurable: Your goal should be measurable. This means you should set specific benchmarks that can be tracked and measured. For example, you might say "I want to work full-time, for at least 40 hours per week, and earn a salary of at least $40,000 per year." Achievable: Your goal should be realistic and achievable. This means you need to consider things like whether or not the job exists, your qualifications, and any other limitations or requirements. For example, you might want to be a play-by-play announcer for a professional football team, but if there's no team in your area, this might not be achievable

Hard and soft skills

There are two types of skills: hard and soft. Hard skills are things you learn how to do, like plumbing, by going to school or practicing. You can prove them with a certificate or completed project. Soft skills are things about you that help you work well with others, like how you communicate. It's hard to show that you have good soft skills, but you can do it by giving measurable examples and getting feedback from others. Employers want people who are good at both types of skills for different jobs. You need to build skills that are requested in the job descriptions. A good tool recommended by the US Department of Labor to identify your suitable career path. This can be helpful to build the right skills.

Identifying your values and purpose

To have a successful career, you need to know what you want and what the company wants. Here are some things you can do to help you find the right job: Figure out what's important to you and why you want to work. Building the motivation. Think about what skills you have and what kind of jobs you might be good at. Set goals for yourself that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART). Use resources like job boards, career centers, and networking to find job opportunities. Make a plan for the next 30 days to help you stay on track. Some common reasons people look for jobs include making money, using their skills, helping others, and pursuing their dreams.