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Job hunting tips to focus your search

Job hunting involves more than searching for open positions and sending your resume to employers. You also need to make sure you’re a good fit for the job, can catch the hiring manager’s attention and are well-prepared to answer interview questions. Here are 14 tips that you can use to improve your chances of finding the employment you desire:

  1. Know your career goals.

  2. Plan ahead.

  3. Get resume and cover letter help.

  4. Use all job search resources.

  5. Customize your resume.

  6. Research companies.

  7. Apply with confidence.

  8. Schedule informational interviews.

  9. Succeed in your current job.

  10. Network regularly.

  11. Identify examples of your skills.

  12. Prepare for interviews.

  13. Follow up.

  14. Expand your skills.