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Prepare for your search

Prepare for your search

Before you dive into job applications and resumes, take the time to prepare and plan your job search.

Visit the pages below for tips and resources to build a better job search plan.

Make a budget
Plan ahead to be sure you can cover your expenses while you’re job searching.

How hiring occurs
Understand the hiring process to get better results in your search.

Meet employer needs
Show your value to interviewers, managers, and other decision-makers.

Research employers
Learn about companies to help you target your job search.

Research salaries
Find the typical wages for different careers and industries you are considering.

Thinking about searching for a job in a new city or state?

Build your brand
Your personal brand and reputation are a major part of what you offer employers; learn how to communicate them.