4.2    Research Strategy: Tasks and Summary

Your immediate task is to start researching careers using the Occupational Outlook Handbook. This is part of the Awareness process, learning more about the world-of-work.

Use the search box in the sidebar on the left.

You should also start looking at job announcements, keeping in mind that this is only one part of the job search strategy, and often times not the most important part.

Use the search box for indeed.com.

Later, when you begin to Focus, and after you've started the self-assessment, we are going to be looking at job information at O*Net Online, matching your interests and your career personality to specific occupations. I will be giving you a list of links at O*Net that you will want to follow as part of your self-assessment. You will also be using this resource to help focus on the keywords describing skills that you will want to include on your resume.

When you get started on your informational interviews and focused job-seeking, you are going to be doing a lot more research at company websites.

Finally, when it comes time for salary negotiations, you are going to be using salary.com and also indeed.com for your research.