Job Developers have an important role to play in helping candidates (i.e., job-seeking clients) find meaningful employment and creating strong partnerships with employers; they make a crucial link between the agencies supporting candidates and the local business community. Job Developers need to be equipped to support diverse candidates while also meeting the needs of employers. This course will outline best practices in job development including understanding diverse candidates, preparing candidates for employment, making effective candidate-employer matches, maintaining effective relationships with employers, and dealing with challenges and concerns that may arise.