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Description of all the steps of the action plan to find work

marzo 31, 2021

Design a action plan it means identifying all the steps necessary for your job search and describing the actions that you will take at each step in order to find a job.

PlanAccion Description of all the steps of the action plan to find work
Below you can find the different steps and actions that you have to perform. Being an orderly person and planning all actions well are two aspects that will help you to implement your action plan successfully.

Action plan for job search
1. Identify the jobs you can or want to do
  • Make a list of your previous jobs and the skills you have acquired.
  • Identify the jobs that fit your training and your talent.
2. Identify potential companies
  • Inform your family, friends and acquaintances that you are looking for work and ask them to help you speak out.
  • Go to an employment office and look for job openings, or ask a professional for advice.
  • Use other sources to get information about companies and jobs that match your profile (ads, company web pages, etc.)
3. Prepare the material for the presentation: CV, cover letter and other documents
  • Prepare a CV and cover letter tailored to the selected jobs.
  • Review your CV and cover letters with an experienced person.
  • Prepare any other documentation that may be necessary: ​​titles, letters of recommendation, certificates, …
4. Plan the time
  • Plan a daily schedule. Decide how much time you will spend per day reading advertisements, writing cover letters, tailoring your resume to the offer, etc.
  • Start your search after breakfast, as if you were at a regular job.
  • Work intensely, at least 6 hours a day.
  • Give yourself a small reward after each work day.
5. Actively search for vacant positions
  • Contact companies directly, even if they haven’t advertised any job vacancies.
  • Make a list of the companies and people you have contacted, including the contact details and the position. Make a careful note of all the application submission dates, when and how you received a response, when the interview was planned, the name of the person who invited you to the interview, etc. It is difficult to remember these details in later moments.
  • Write down what the response of the companies has been (both positive and negative).
6. Prepare for a job interview
  • Collect as much information as possible about the company that has granted you a job interview.
  • Assess what knowledge and skills are best suited to the position you are applying for.
  • Prepare all the necessary written documents.
7. Go to the job interview
  • Dress appropriately for the position.
  • Be kind, positive, and upbeat.
  • Thank the person in charge of the HR department for giving you their time.
8. Evaluate the interview
  • Send a thank you email within 24 hours after the interview.
  • Reflect on what you could improve next time.
9. Review the presentation material
  • Review your CV and adapt the cover letter periodically.
10. Accept the job offer
  • If you receive a job offer, carefully consider all the circumstances, the functions you will perform, the obligations and competencies required for the position, the working hours, the salary, etc.
  • If you have doubts, ask for a little time to think about it or directly ask about those aspects you want more information about.
  • If you decide to accept the offer, read the employment contract carefully.

Keys to your action plan

  • Don’t just show up for jobs that are advertised. Find out the name, position and address of any company related to your work area and send your self-application.
  • Remember that you present yourself as a professional who offers his services, not as a person who begs for work.
  • Make a list of 20 people (friends, family, ex-bosses, teachers, authorities in the field … to whom you can send a copy of your curriculum vitae).
  • Get the addresses of 20-25 companies and send the cover letter and resume. Individual contacts with name and surname is the most efficient way to get personal contacts and an interview, without having to compete with other candidates.

Learn about the job search process in our section on how to look for a job. And if what you need is to know closely all the professions to which you can choose, look in our dictionary of professions.