Decide what you want in a job.
At the start of your job search, spend some time reflecting on what has prompted you to look. Are you interested in doing the same job for a different employer? Do you want to change career paths? Are you entering the job market for the first time? Are you returning from an employment gap?
Each of these circumstances presents a different way of narrowing in on the jobs you want. There are several resources on Indeed to help you explore your options:
To better understand the meaning of different job titles, you can review hundreds of different job titles — learning what the job entails and what skills may be required. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also provides up-to-date information on a comprehensive set of occupations.
Salary trends is a tool that let you see the trends in compensation for specific jobs in different locations. Enter a job title and you’ll see the salary range in various cities and with different employers.
How to find a job that’s right for you
- Start by deciding what you want in a job.
- Research job titles and descriptions.
- Review salary trends.
- Identify your must-haves.
- Experiment with different job searches.
- Use advanced search tools to avoid the noise.
- Conduct company research.
- Determine if you meet the requirements.