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Alison Doyle

How to Start a Job Search

By August 21, 2013

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Woman on ComputerI hear from more than a few people who don't know where to start looking for a job online. They're confused by all the information (and they're right, there's lots of it) and need help getting started.

To make it less overwhelming, one of the best ways to get going is to start with just what you need to know. If your resume needs writing, or editing, start with that (before you even look at a job listing). Next, start reviewing job listings that match your interests.

Note that I said look at job listings before I mentioned cover letters. That's because you're going to need to take the time to write a targeted cover letter for each job you apply for. That's the only way (and, yes, I know it's time consuming) that your materials will get noticed.

Once you've got the basics covered, you can move along to the next step of your job search. It'll be much easier, and your job search will be more effective, if you focus on one step at a time.

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