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Job Hunting Tips

May 1, 2022

Job Hunting + Career = Success

You may have heard jobs are scarce due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but nothing could be further from the truth. Currently there are thousands of job offerings on the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation’s job search platform SDWORKS. Here are few tips for finding the right one.

Don’t waste time.

Not all careers are equal. Every job seeker has a unique set of skills and needs. One of the keys to job satisfaction is finding a job that relates to your strengths and interests. Before you begin submitting applications and resumes, take a moment to discover careers matching your skills, needs, and interests. There are thousands of jobs available in South Dakota. If you want a job that can turn into a career, Career Launch SD can help you spend your time applying for the right opportunities for you.

How prepared are you?

Even if you already know which job you want to pursue, how ready are you to apply? Resumes matter. If you don’t have one or it’s been a while since you’ve updated yours, it is time to think about the impression your resume will make. You don’t have to be an expert at resume creation because Career Launch SD can help you create or perfect a resume in person or remotely through a virtual meeting.

So, your newly polished resume introduces you to potential employers, but what happens when the employer requests an interview? Don’t end up like a deer in the headlights. Show up to your interview with confidence by participating in a Career Launch SD mock interview. Some questions might seem easy but are frequently answered poorly in interviews. Questions like “Tell me about yourself?” or “Why should I hire you?” can topple even the most outgoing interviewee.

Are you qualified?

Think of your education. What certificates and credentials do you have, if any? Do they make you a quality candidate for the job you want? If the answer is no, consider talking with a Career Advisor at Career Launch SD to find out about training opportunities that can prepare you for a career that excites you. Post-secondary training opportunities are open for registration now. Don’t wait, take the first step to contact Career Launch SD today and learn about exciting opportunities that are available for you to further your professional career.

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