Get started on exploring a career today!
It's never too early to start goal setting around a career pathway. Apply what you've been learning at school and develop skills. Prepare for your future now and have more options when it comes time to find a job. This experience could either solidify or change your idea of what you are looking for in a future workplace.
Steps to Getting Hired
Here are some tips for finding the right opportunity and getting the most out of your experience. Click on the icons below for information about each step in the application process.
Explore Careers and Jobs
Your path of study can lead to many options when it comes to a career and/or occupation. And, a career/occupation is different than a job. Exploring available careers and jobs that link to your path of study can help you find a career exploration opportunity that will empower you in your future employment. In other words, know what you want before you begin your preparations and applications. Visit NMCareerSolutions.com and click on "Build Your Path" to explore jobs and occupations and learn about what is right for you.
A work-based learning opportunity application requires preparation just like a typical job application. The more energy and detail you put into your application process, the greater your chances are in standing out from the crowd and getting hired. Preparation includes research on the type of work experience you can do, an understanding of your goals; writing customized resumes, cover letters, references; that will highlight your skills.
Once you have a better idea of your interests and jobs that may connect with your career path of choice, it's time to start looking for an internship or other type of work experience. This is your chance to learn on-the-job skills and experience firsthand if an occupation or job is a right fit for you. What you choose can potentially save you a lot of time and money in the future and open new doorways into the world of work.
Browse Opportunities Now
You have now found a few career exploration opportunities that you feel would be a good match. Pull together your resume, tailored cover letter, and any other portfolio materials you need and apply! Remember to read the requirements carefully. Any lacking documentation will kick you out of the running.
An employer has received your application materials and is requesting an interview. Your interview is a key opportunity for you to present yourself as organized, punctual, and professional. One way to walk into an interview well-prepared is to brainstorm responses to some of the questions an employer might ask you beforehand. Utilize preparation tools wisely and walk into your interview with confidence. Learn more at NMCareerSolutions.com under the Job Search steps.
The follow-up work you do after an interview will solidify your strong first impression. You have worked hard in your application process; however, there is still work to be done in pursuing a position. Every interview and prospective employer is unique, but a simple thank you note can show that you are interested in the job without coming across as too aggressive. Learn more at NMCareerSolutions.com under the Job Search steps.