Job Search Resources

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Are you recently unemployed or returning to work after an absence? Or are you changing careers? There are many resources available to help you plan a successful job search.

Managing Job Transition

The loss of a job can make you feel powerless. You may have been laid off or had your hours reduced. Or you may have had to leave your job because of child care or other caretaking responsibilities that were unexpected and did not fit with your old job. Remember, many people are in the same situation you are.

Try these coping strategies:

  • Stay positive.
  • Create a plan.
  • In addition to doing what you have to do to get a new job, do things you like – things that make you happy.
  • Join a club or organization that gives you a sense of purpose.
  • Manage your stress.

What Jobs are Available Where You Live?

Before you start looking for a new job, it is helpful to understand which jobs have many openings. Learn about the types of jobs that are available where you live.

Have you ever shared a job lead with a friend or family member? Or received career advice from a coworker? Then you have networked. Networking is connecting with people to talk about your job search or career goals. These connections are critical to a successful job search. Learn how to network to make connections for your career.