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Job Searching for Young Adults and First-Time Job Seekers

Job Searching for Young Adults and First-Time Job Seekers KnowledgeToWork.com
Thursday, December 3, 2020
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Searching and applying for your first job can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together this blog filled with job searching tips and resources to help you navigate the process. Below you’ll find everything you’ll need to learn about the job searching process, job interviewing, accepting a job offer, and what to expect in the workplace.

Finding a Job & The Job Search Process

Knowing where to look for job opportunities and formulating a job search strategy will be your first steps to success. Below are job search tools and learning resources to get you started:

Applying for Jobs

You will need to prepare several documents as part of the job-hunting process. Learn about each one here:

Job Applications:

Résumés:

Cover Letters:

Reference List:

A note on work experience:

When applying for your first job it can be difficult to identify skills and experiences you may have had that could show employers you’re a good fit for a job. Keep in mind that relevant work experience doesn’t only come from jobs. This experience could come from school activities, internships, volunteering, or even skills gained from helping out family members or friends. Read more about what types of experiences could help you land a job.

Employment Interviews

The next step in the job searching process is particularly important to prepare for, as this is the primary way you’ll convince employers you’re the right fit for a job. The following resources can help you prepare for job interviews:

What to Expect at Your First Job

In this section, learn about what to expect when starting your first job, including documents you’ll need to complete to get paid, how to read your paystub, getting along with your coworkers, workplace etiquette, and more:

Job Seeking with Special Circumstances

Knowledge to Work also has many resources for job seekers in specific circumstances. Find these resources below…

If you’re a military veteran searching for your first civilian job, these resources may be helpful:

If you’re an ex-offender, check out our blog post on job searching as an ex-offender.

If you have a disability, our blog post “Job Searching with a Disability: Tips and Resources” may be helpful.

Additional Tools

In addition to the resources above, you can find many more resources for learning job searching skills for young adults using Knowledge to Work’s learning resources search tool. Be sure to sign up for your free account as well to take advantage of the many other features available on KnowledgeToWork.com to help you prepare for your first job, learn new skills, and work toward fulfilling your larger career dreams.

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