The Ultimate Job-Seeker’s Checklist

The Ultimate Job-Seeker’s Checklist

When you’re looking for a new job, there’s a lot to keep in mind. To make it a little bit easier, we’ve pulled together the ultimate checklist for those on the job hunt. If you can check off everything on this list, you’ll be well prepared to stand out from other applicants.

  • Write an attractive resume
    • Your resume is one of the first things a recruiter will see about you. For tips on writing a great resume, you can read our blogs on the subject here and here.
  • Compose a professional cover letter
    • Imagine your cover letter as your opportunity to introduce yourself to the recruiter. Who are you? What’s your experience? What skills will you bring to the table? Check out our post on How to Write a Successful Cover Letter.
  • Prepare for the interview
    • Recruiters can really tell if you’ve prepared for an interview or not. Do your research, and you will stand out from the crowd. Not sure how to prepare? We’ve got you covered.
  • Ace the interview
    • From dressing professionally to arriving on time to asking the right questions, there are many things you can do to ensure your interview goes as smoothly as possible. You can find helpful blogs on the subject here and here.
  • Follow-up after the interview
    • While it’s not absolutely necessary, a follow-up email after the interview is a nice touch. It puts you at the front of the recruiter’s mind, and it shows them you are professional, prompt, and courteous.
For current and past LA ORT students, we also offer extensive Employment Assistance. Don’t hesitate to reach out and let us know how we can help make your dream job a reality. With all of these great resources at our students’ disposal, is it any wonder our employment success rate is 90%? Call today to speak with an advisor at LA ORT’.

LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.