The Job Application Process

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Entering the Workforce

So you’re ready to enter the ranks of the working world for the first time. Congratulations! Entering the workforce is a breeze with this Web guide. Learn where to find a job and internships, pick up tips for the job application process, find advice for that first job and even get help on finding a job without a college degree. View a Spanish-language version of the Guide.

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The Job Application Process

Self-promotion may seem narcissistic and pretentious, but it’s vital in the working world. Once you’ve targeted potential employers, you’ll have to engage in the job application process with a one-page resume, spotlight your strengths during interviews and shamelessly network to get a job. Use the sites below to research organizations and figure out where you might want to work, and learn how to make yourself stand out from the crowd.

Insights for the Job Application Process

  • A common mistake of those looking for their first jobs is to rely completely on job sites like Monster and Craigslist. Although these are good places to start, don’t underestimate the power of networking. Your first job may very well be found through a person you know, not a Web site you visit.

Top Sites for the Job Application Process

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