Entering Workforce

Decide what type of work you would like to pursue.

 

q Visit these websites for information and job searches in the area:

            http://www.iowaworkforce.org/

            www.accessmyfuture.com

            www.accessdubuque.com

            www.exploringdubuque.com

            www.indeedjobs.com

          http://www.elevateiowa.com/

 

q Create a resume (we have an example or can help if you need).

 

q Find references to include on your resume. (Make sure you ask someone’s permission

before including them as a reference). Make your reference list diverse as possible (a coach, a teacher, a club advisor, a family friend).

 

q Look for job openings on website listed above or internships on www.internships.com; or

apprenticeships on http://www.iowaworkforce.org/apprenticeship/; attend career fairs and search want ads.

 

q Complete and submit applications. Be mindful of how you are filling out applications. This

is your first impression to an employer. Keep it clean and neat. Picking up applications – dress as if you are going on an interview.

 

q Prepare for interviews by researching potential employers so you can ask 3 questions

during the interview.

 

q Interview. Before interviewing, know what to wear, arrive early, and bring a resume.

 

q Make sure to end a thank you note or email after the interview.

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