How to Land Your Dream Job

Here are eight (8) steps to help you land your dream job!

• Use your NETWORK! Contact Friends, Associates, Professional Colleagues, College Dean, Alumni Associations, Professional Organizations and Linked In Contacts/Recruiters to let them know you are actively seeking a job and ask if they have any leads.

• Identify companies where you desire to work, find connections on Linked In (managers, recruiters, HR, employees) and request an Informational Interview to learn about open positions and/or if opportunities are available to you within the company.

• Attend Career Fairs and ask recruiters to review your resume and ask for tips to improve your possibilities of getting hired at their organization. The recruiters are the gateway to getting you the job!

• Contact your college/university career resource office for job leads and resume/cover letter assistance.

• Visit your local Microsoft Store and ask for one on one Linked In training to learn how Linked In can help you in your career search.

• Join Professional Organizations to network, gain leadership opportunities and training.

• Volunteer at non-profit organizations, local churches, social clubs or private organizations to gain work skills and experience.

• Take free or low cost training to sharpen your skills and to fill any gaps identified while applying for jobs.

Training websites:

Linked In Learning

https://www.linkedin.com/learning/

FED IT Training

https://niccs.us-cert.gov/training/federal-virtual-training-environment-fedvte

Veteran Training Resources

Course Offerings

Code Academy

http://www.codecademy.com/

Code Avengers

https://www.codeavengers.com/courses

Course

https://www.coursera.org/

EDx

https://www.edx.org/

Girl Develop It

https://www.girldevelopit.com/materials

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming

Learn Python the Hard Way

http://learnpythonthehardway.org/

MIT Open Courseware

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Treehouse

https://teamtreehouse.com/

UDACITY

https://www.udacity.com/

UDemy

https://www.udemy.com/courses/

YesWeCode

http://www.yeswecode.org/search

SCHEDULED CAREER FAIRS & OPEN HOUSES (East Coast – Maine to Florida)

Visit Career Fairs East Coast (www.careerfairs-eastcoast.com) for a current list of career fairs and open houses! The listings include general career fairs, career fairs for those with security clearances, and websites that store resumes for jobseekers. Special notes: Check with both the sponsor and the hosting facility for listed Career Fairs and Open Houses before leaving home. Pre-registration or early registration can often make for easier access. Many Career Fair providers now require that you pre-register and do not accept resumes onsite. Some require early registration if not holding Military ID. When attending Career, Fairs be sure to bring more resumes than you plan to distribute. When attending, an Open House be sure to bring a half-dozen copies of your resume. Also, note the resources listed at the end of this career fair listing. These resources are categorized by type of search. Please feel free to forward this listing to others you feel can benefit from the information and ability to plan. To receive your own copy of the listing please request such at: jimditt@careerfairs-eastcoast.com. Next distribution scheduled for July 2, 2017. Find the Career Fairs and Open Houses here: http://www.careerfairs-eastcoast.com