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Focus your job search
Make a list of criteria that you are looking for in a job.  You may want to consider how much salary you need to cover any costs you incur by working, such as transportation and child care.  Also think about where you would like to work, the hours that you are available as well as the organizations you are interested in working for.  Refining your job search will help you focus on the job postings that suit your needs and fit your lifestyle.

Contact Employment Agencies
Local employment agencies will be able to provide you with tools and assistance to help you with your job search.  Contact your MFRC and inquire about Employment assistance.  If they do not have an Employment Coordinator on site, they will be able to direct you to employment agencies in your area.

Target your resume and cover letter
Be sure to tailor your resume and cover letter to the job you are applying for.  Use the company name and/or the position title in your cover letter and describe how your skills and competencies meet the requirements listed in the job ad.

Keep a log of job applications
Sometimes you can be asked to interview weeks or months after the job ad has closed.  Keeping a copy of the job ad as well as a copy of your resume and cover letter that you used to apply for the job ad will ensure that you have information about the company and the job when it comes time for the interview.

Prepare for the interview
Review the job ad and research as much as you can about the company so that you are ready to answer questions about how your values align with the values of the organization.  Review the interview tips sheet and prepare and practice short and simple answers to common interview questions.  Plan a few questions to ask during your interview.

Drake International
Customizing your resume
Interview questions to prepare for
Common mistakes to avoid in your job interview
Asking the right questions
Tips on networking and meeting people
There are more tips available at Drake International career advice.