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Don't start a job search without knowing what you are looking for. The more detailed your goal, the better. You may be thinking this is a contradiction-- the more detailed the goal, the less flexible, right? But you don’t want to be too flexible. If you are looking to work for the money, be flexible. If you are looking to work for the love, be flexible in your exploration, but then have a strong vision of your ideal job. Get specific. You want to work as a technical writer, writing end-user documentation, and you want to work near Haifa . Or you want to open an arts and crafts center for elementary school children. Or you want to teach Japanese to business people.
Which schools offer Japanese? Is there a school that would hire you? Can you open your own school? Can you make a living teaching Japanese? Can you teach students online? Would you consider translation instead of teaching? Which companies in have offices in , or do business with ? All of these questions, and their answers, can provide directions for your job search. (Provided, of course that you want to teach Japanese. If, by chance, you have other career aspirations, you will need to come up with your own set of relevant questions. ) And once you have clear directions, finding work becomes much easier.
In this day and age, as job competition has increased, interviewing techniques have also gotten tougher. Larger corporations often adopt multi-layered interview techniques from initial screening until the job offer stage.
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