Cosmetologists should study and have a thorough understanding of how to prepare for and seek employment because:
■■ You must pass your State Board Exam to be licensed and you must be licensed to be hired; therefore, preparing for licensure and passing your exam is your first step to employment success.
■■ A successful employment search is a job in itself, and there are many tools that can give you the edge—as well as mistakes that can cost you an interview or a job.
■■ The ability to pinpoint the right salon for you and target it as a potential employer is vital for your career success.
■■ Proactively preparing the right materials, such as a great resume, and practicing interviewing will give you the confidence that’s needed to secure a job in a salon you love.