I spent my first summer after college rigorously searching for a full-time job. Having graduated with a fair amount of student loan debt, I knew I needed to find work right away. That, plus the numerous costs associated with the job search process were going to eat into my savings quickly. I had to build a solid job resume, stock a business wardrobe, and support myself through unemployment until I landed that coveted first job.
Whether you got laid off from a previous position or are embarking on your first post-college job search, those costs can put a tremendous financial strain on you. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to reduce those expenses along the way.