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Launch a successful job search with resources on resumes, interviewing, networking, and finding job openings.
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Preparing to Apply

According to The Muse, the go-to destination for the next-gen workforce to research companies and careers, when starting the job hunt, it can be tempting to immediately get to blasting out resumes and hitting “apply” to a bunch of online listings, but you might be missing out on a key part of the job search—preparation.

Getting a few things in place before you start sending applications out can help set you up for success. We’ve collected some essential tools and key strategies to consider at the onset of your job search—to make sure that it ends with an offer in hand.


Searching for a Job

Job boards used to be just that – a solid surface on a wall where vacancies were advertised for all to see. Job boards have moved to virtual format, and that's good news for all of us since their reach is far greater.

Many state governments provide job boards and job banks that can be accessed by all. You can also use job search engines or any of a vast number of career-related websites that post job openings, such as The Muse or Indeed. Many other databases specialize in freelance and contract work.

We've taken some of the guesswork out of searching for a new position by compiling both tried and true and unique resources for your convenience!

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Upskilling and Retraining

By 2030, according to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report, Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation, as many as 375 million workers may need to switch occupational categories as technological developments such as digitization, automation, and artificial intelligence disrupt the world of work as we know it. 

The COVID pandemic has also accelerated the need for displaced workers to consider retraining as pre-pandemic positions become obsolete and business and industry prepare to expand or realign operations.

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