How to organize my job search? A step-by-step guide for job seekers and those who support them

International Labour Organization (ILO)
What is it?


This guide explains how to define an effective job search strategy. It helps you understand the job market, define your targets, create your communication tools and media, use the internet, and ultimately, successfully integrate into the new company. Intended for autonomous job seekers, it can also be used as a support tool by counsellors at employment agencies around the world.


ILO has drawn up an Action Plan for Youth Employment 2020-2030, which aims to mobilize all energies to enable young people, girls, and boys, to build a professional future corresponding to their aspirations. This guide is part of the "toolbox" for young people and those who support them, particularly in the Public Employment Services and the second "step-by-step" guide in the "Building my future at work" collection. The first was devoted to developing professional project.


It is not easy to search for a job. The job market is competitive, it is governed by rules, customs, it uses specific tools. All of these can be learned. The ambition of this guide is to give young people all the keys and available instruments to finding a job.

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