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Steps in Finding a Job

You just lost your job. So what's the next step?

Step 0 is making sure that you apply for unemployment benefits as soon as possible. Unemployment benefits do not start immediately, and even if you lost your job a month ago, you get them based on the day you apply -- not on when you lost your job.

The following chart shows this and three other basic steps to start a job search. Follow the steps that you need by clicking on the underlined text.

IF THEN
Step 0 You just lost your Job Apply for Unemployment
Step 1 You are starting a job search Develop a plan
Step2 You need to list your jobs Create a resume
Step3 You are ready to search for jobs Search here
Step 4 You have found a job you are interested in Prepare for the Interview