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How to Get a New Job Fast

Tips and Advice for Finding a New Job Quickly

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Looking for a job? Here's advice on how to get a job including how to find job listings, the top job sites, how to search and apply for jobs in-person and online, how to ace an interview, get references and more tips on how to get a new job fast.

Find Job Listings

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The first step to getting a new job is to know where to look for job listings to get a list of jobs you can apply for.  There are websites you can use to search for jobs in the location you want to work, using keywords to find a specific type of job opening.

Write Resumes & Cover Letters

Many employers require a resume and a cover letter. Review tips for writing resumes and letters that will help you get an interview, plus samples to get ideas for your application materials.

Apply for Jobs

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How you apply for jobs depends on the type of position you are seeking, and how the company accepts applications. You may be able to apply online or email your job application. In other cases, especially for part-time, hospitality, and retail positions, you can apply in person. Here's information on the best ways to apply for jobs.

Fill Out a Job Application

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Here's everything you need to know to complete a job application, including paper job applications, online, and employer direct applications.  Also review job application samples, examples, and forms.

Get Ready for a Job Interview

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Are you ready to go on a job interview? Research the company before you go for the interview, dress appropriately, practice answering and asking interview questions, and make an effort to impress the interviewer with your skills, experience, and confidence.  Here's how to get set to interview.

Follow Up After the Interview

Carlos Arranz

It's important to follow up after an interview by thanking everyone you met with. Also reiterate your interest in the position and remind the hiring manager why you're an excellent candidate for the job. Here's how to follow up after an interview.

Accept (or Decline) a Job Offer

Alison Doyle

When you receive a job offer, it's important to take the time to carefully evaluate the offer so you are making an educated decision to accept, or to reject, the offer. You don't have to accept a job just because it was offered to you, but do carefully evaluate it and if you decline, do so politely.

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