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Job hunting can be stressful af. From creating a resume to crushing an interview and everything in between, we’ve got the goods to help you land that dream job (or at least, a job). Sooo, where do you even start?!! This video breaks down the process for you. 

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where to start when job hunting

job hunting

Job hunting can be stressful af. From creating a resume to crushing an interview and everything in between, we’ve got the goods to help you land that dream job (or at least, a job). Sooo, where do you even start?!! This video breaks down the process for you. 

The job hunting experience is bound to be different for everyone. However there are a few key things you need to know before you start — regardless of the type of job you’re looking for.

 

Here are some of the top things to consider when job hunting:

 

What type of role are you searching for?

  • Did your major in college help you narrow down your options?
  • Can you incorporate some of your interests into your future role?

 

Where are you looking to find a job?

  • Do you want to stay local or move to a new city?
    • Or are you interested in working remotely?
  • How do you plan to commute to your job?
    • Public transportation, biking, driving, walking, etc.?

 

Keep in mind: most companies will typically aim to hire someone that’s already located in their area.

 

What type of company culture are you looking for?

 

  • You’ll want to think about things like:
    • Dress codes
    • Meeting styles
    • Communication tools
    • Team building events
    • & more!

 

It’s important to consider what’s important to you and your preferred working style and environment. Wanna bring your dog to the office? Wanna work with a smaller team? Need a place that understands work/life balance? There’s a place out there with a culture that fits you!

 

What are your salary & compensation expectations?

Things to remember:

  • Your first job’s compensation will probably start lower, but you should make sure you will at least be able to cover all of your necessary expenses (rent, student loans, food, etc.).
  • Compensation is a combination of things, so you’ll want to consider the whole package. Your compensation could include your salary plus things like:
    • Health insurance
    • 401(k)s
    • Stipends
    • Bonuses
    • Equity
    • and sometimes even free meals & more 🙂

what's in this lesson?

Job hunting can be stressful af. From creating a resume to crushing an interview and everything in between, we’ve got the goods to help you land that dream job (or at least, a job). Sooo, where do you even start?!! This video breaks down the process for you. 

Transcript

The job hunting experience is bound to be different for everyone. However there are a few key things you need to know before you start — regardless of the type of job you’re looking for.

 

Here are some of the top things to consider when job hunting:

 

What type of role are you searching for?

  • Did your major in college help you narrow down your options?
  • Can you incorporate some of your interests into your future role?

 

Where are you looking to find a job?

  • Do you want to stay local or move to a new city?
    • Or are you interested in working remotely?
  • How do you plan to commute to your job?
    • Public transportation, biking, driving, walking, etc.?

 

Keep in mind: most companies will typically aim to hire someone that’s already located in their area.

 

What type of company culture are you looking for?

 

  • You’ll want to think about things like:
    • Dress codes
    • Meeting styles
    • Communication tools
    • Team building events
    • & more!

 

It’s important to consider what’s important to you and your preferred working style and environment. Wanna bring your dog to the office? Wanna work with a smaller team? Need a place that understands work/life balance? There’s a place out there with a culture that fits you!

 

What are your salary & compensation expectations?

Things to remember:

  • Your first job’s compensation will probably start lower, but you should make sure you will at least be able to cover all of your necessary expenses (rent, student loans, food, etc.).
  • Compensation is a combination of things, so you’ll want to consider the whole package. Your compensation could include your salary plus things like:
    • Health insurance
    • 401(k)s
    • Stipends
    • Bonuses
    • Equity
    • and sometimes even free meals & more 🙂

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