NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ921140
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
Focused Jobseeking: A Measured Approach to Looking for Work
Vilorio, Dennis
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v55 n1 p2-11 Spr 2011
For many people, the only thing harder than being out of a job is searching for one. Applying for dozens of jobs each week and getting few or no replies can slowly erode jobseekers' self-esteem. And this loss of confidence can prove detrimental to those trying to market their skills to would-be employers. Jobseekers can avoid many of the mistakes that keep them from winning a job. By demystifying the job search process, informed jobseekers improve their chances for success--provided they're willing to put in the hard work, time, and patience required. This article gives jobseekers guidelines for taking control of their employment search. The first section talks about the importance of research and preparation. The next section explains some details of the application process in depth, such as pitfalls and informational interviews. The third section describes how candidates can use the job interview as an opportunity to impress the hiring manager. The final section provides sources of additional information.
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Division of Information and Marketing Services, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE Room 2850, Washington, DC 20212. Tel: 202-691-5200; Fax: 202-691-6235; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A