Steps of a Job Search- Step 1: Summarize your Experience

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Toolbox with media icons in speech bubblesSearching for a job can be overwhelming, and it is often hard to know where to start. There are many things you need to do to create a resume and search for a job, but you can break down the process into manageable steps.

Our “Steps of a Job Search” series highlights these steps. As we go through, follow along with Patricia and Nate (our fictitious examples) to see how it works.


Summarizing your experience

The first step in searching for a job is to summarize your experience. This summary will help you create a resume, decide who to ask to be a reference, and help you decide what jobs to apply for.

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