Wondering how to get a job? It’s not always as easy and straightforward as it should be. Unemployment (and it’s evil twin, underemployment) are major problems in our country today.
Fortunately, we’ve helped thousands of people get better jobs in the last several years. We’ve done thousands of searches, handcrafted hundreds of resumes and sat through countless interviews. From your first job search to your first day, we’re happy to help you master all the skills you need to get a new or better position.
For the purposes of this article, we’re going to assume that you’re looking for a traditional position. If you don’t have time and you need a job immediately, you probably need to read this.
Step One: It starts with a search.
Of course, the first and most obvious place to start is with a job search. It’s not always obvious where to look, though, so we’ve come up with this handy list of the 12+ best search sites and some awesome tricks you can use to search them easier.
If you’re interested in writing, you may also want to check out this list of websites that will pay you to write!
Step Two: Build the perfect resume.
Once you know what you want to apply for, you can tailor your resume to that specific opportunity. We’ll show you exactly how to design a resume that can stand out from the competition in this post about resume building!
Want to make your resume even more awesome? Check out these free online certifications!
Step Three: Make a great impression during the interview.
When you’re trying to figure out how to get a job, preparing for the interview is key. It can also be very stressful! We have a lot of advice on preparing for interviews, though. Check out this list of interview tips, this post on body language and this list of common interview questions and answers.
Step Four: Rinse and repeat.
If you didn’t get the job after Step Three, you’ll have to try again. Use these templates to respond to any rejection emails you receive so that you can get constructive criticism about your performance. That way, you’ll know what to improve and how to do better next time.