Prepare a concise resume:
Precise work history with accurate dates of employment.
Easy to read and identify key information at a glance.
Include information that shows initiative:
Increases in responsibility.
Higher education or specialized training.
Pertinent awards or recognition.
Pursue all avenues:
Newspaper ads and web job postings.
Apply on-site with prospective employers.
Utilize staffing services.
Complete all requested application information:
Previous employers and dates (not just the most recent).
Provide work-related reference contacts.
Consider all employment opportunities:
Different industry - many skills are transferable.
Temporary placement - employers uncertain about economy