How do you get started with your job search when you don’t even know what type of job you want or what types of jobs are available? Career Cruising is a software program designed to guide you through the early stages of your job search and give you the information you need to get started.
By breaking down your job search into smaller, more manageable steps, Career Cruising helps you begin by narrowing down your options and tailoring your search to your specific interests, skills and requirements.
For more information on how you can started with Career Cruising, contact us today.
1) Self-assessments: Discovering suitable careers
When you start using Career Cruising, the first thing you will have to do is fill out a questionnaire that asks you about your interests and qualifications. Based on the results of these questions, the program creates a list of suitable career options. For example, if the questionnaire asked you if you enjoy working with children and you answered “yes”, you may get a career recommendation to pursue a career in teaching.
2) Research: Exploring the careers that suit you
From your list of career recommendations, you can use Career Cruising to research more about that career. The program includes information like what the job entails, what the job pays and what qualifications you might need. You can learn about careers that you would be well-suited to and also careers that may interest you–but which you might not yet be qualified for. By becoming more familiar with your options you can start to develop a career plan.
3) Job postings: Finding available jobs
Once you find a career that you would like to pursue, you can explore current, relevant job postings from across the web. Career Cruising aggregates job postings from popular job boards and websites and organizes them for you based on your recommended career options.
4) Resume-creation: Preparing to apply
If you find a posting for a job that that you would like to apply for, Career Cruising also offers a resume-creation feature. By typing your work experience in to the program, Career Cruising can generate a document in a standard digital format that you can send out with your job applications. You can even customize the look of your resume to make sure your resume stands out from the crowd.
From self-assessment and research to resume-creation and applying, Career Cruising is a great program for creating a customized job search that is as specific and unique as you are. Career Cruising software is available for free for VPI program participants.
To get your job search started with Career Cruising, contact us today.