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16) Target your potential employer. To begin, research and make a list of all the organizations where you would want to work. This research could mean from your personal knowledge about a company, to the things you’ve heard from your networks, to asking Google. The more you learn about these companies, the more your thoughts may actually change so don’t be afraid to rank your aspired companies. Once you have your finalized list, concentrate on the top, and start getting in contact with their HR department.
17) Select your Recruiter. Recruitment agencies employ Recruiters - professionals who can help you find job leads. These agencies come in all sizes and price ranges with specialties as well (i.e. Hireglyphics specializes in emerging technologies, and is free for candidates). Some employment agencies have exclusive agreements with larger companies while some have a focus on startups. Aim to work with an agency that will help maximize your benefits.
18) Prepare for paperwork. When job seeking, you want to prepare as much as you can. Before you apply for a position, consider writing down all of your standard information on a separate sheet of paper and think of this as a personal cheat sheet. Your cheat sheet should include your references, dates of hire, and past job contact information. This way, if your potential employer asks you to fill out an application form at their office, you can easily fill it out.