Using detailed search data from half a million anonymous job seekers, we study the information content of earnings announcements for job seekers. In the spirit of Beaver (1968), we ﬁnd evidence that job seekers initiate job-search activity in response to a prospective employer’s earnings announcements. Job seekers search more actively for employers with media coverage and earnings growth, consistent with the attention and information roles of earnings announcements. We ﬁnd corroborating evidence about the usefulness of earnings announcements’ ﬁnancial information content to job seekers: (1) a survey experiment indicates that job seekers are more willing to apply to ﬁrms when provided with evidence of positive performance, (2) job seekers search for ﬁnancial information during applications and interviews, and (3) ﬁnancial information is predictive of future job prospects, including job openings and career growth. Overall, our paper suggests earnings announcements — among other sources — prompt and guide job seekers’ search activities.