One of the best ways to find out if you like a job is to try it out. For example, if you like animals and think you might want to be a vet, volunteer at an animal shelter. Some volunteer jobs are more formal and are called internships. Visit the websites below to find volunteer positions and internships.
DC Cares Lists volunteer positions with more than 750 nonprofits. Search by keyword or impact area.
You can learn a lot volunteering a few hours a month.
So you've got the job -- now what? Get off to a positive start with your new employer and become a valued member of the team. The Valuable Employees section includes simple tricks and tips, plus an online course, to put your best self forward from day one.
Set training goals with timelines to motivate yourself.
Organizing yourself will make your job search easier. It will also keep your mind fresh, which will help you at work once you have a job. Below are some things you should think about getting to make your job hunt short and easy.
1. Telephone with Voicemail Employers need to reach you to discuss job opportunities. Make sure your voicemail message is serious and easy-to-understand. Avoid welcome messages that are informal or funny or ringback tones.
2. Access to a Computer and the Internet
Get the tools you need, such as an e-mail account.
A book in hand is a great complement to web-based tutorials and hands-on computer training. The library has an extensive collection of books on computer programs, which can be reserved online or browsed at Dewey call numbers 005.52 - 005.7, or ask a librarian for help.
QuintCareers Interview Question Database It is absolutely critical that you have prepared answers to common interview questions. The QuintCareers website has a database of these, along with examples of good answers. They even have some of them broken out into small sets as sample interviews. A good way to prepare is to have a friend or relative do a trial interview of you, using these questions.
Make sure you know what the most asked questions are.
Try to enter the mindset of today’s companies. If you can anticipate their needs, you’ll have a better shot at getting hired. Regardless of your career interests, you should be aware that employers will expect you to:
Do more than what your job description says
Perform multiple tasks at the same time
Have basic computer and Internet skills
Trend 1: Do more than what your job description says
Be ready to tackle more tasks than are on your job description.