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Planning Your Online Job Search

Having a plan before you start your job search can make the process easier and less stressful. Knowing where to look is key to finding the right job that works for you.

Getting organized before you start your job search can make things easier. One of the first steps in getting organized is knowing where to look.

Military Spouse Employment Partnership Job Search — The MSEP Job Search connects military spouses to companies that have committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting and retaining military spouses. You can perform basic and advanced job searches and apply for jobs directly through the site. You can also use the resume templates and get career tips. Registering for an account allows you to save company information and job postings you are interested in.

Other online job portals — You can use online job portals to search for jobs by job title, keyword, location and field. You can post your resume in most portals — putting your resume in front of potential employers, sooner.

Online newspaper classifieds — A decade ago, job seekers were much more likely to flip through the classifieds — hard-copy style. Now, most newspapers have an online presence, which often includes a job portal. Like stand-alone job portals, you can search for openings by keyword and location. Local papers may have online job listings, but the best place to start might be with a newspaper for the major metropolitan area closest to you. You’ll likely find not only postings for openings within the city, but also postings in the surrounding area.

Company websites — If you know you want to work for a particular company, or you know of a company with a large presence in your area, look on the company's website to search for job postings. While you’re there, learn more about the company, including their mission, history, goals — even key personnel. This information can help you tailor your resume and prepare for an interview.

Jump-start organizing your job search by making a list of websites you want to search and list them in order of priority. The Employment Readiness lifecycle stage of MySECO offers more tips for landing a job in The Job Search section.

For more information on planning your job search, call Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 to speak with a SECO career coach or use the Live Chat feature on MySECO for additional guidance.

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