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Using Connections to Help Me Find a Job

January 30, 2013

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Tweet You know that networking is important to finding a job – either through friends and colleagues or at networking functions. There are some considerations to remember when interacting with connections to get the most out of these interactions. Since you want your connections to be comfortable, follow some guidelines when you ask them for […]

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Job Search Strategies for the Older Job Seeker

January 23, 2013

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Tweet Finding a job as an older worker can be challenging. The landscape for employment is different. The unemployment rate for people older than 55 was 5.9% in December 2012 which is higher than it was in December 2007, according to the AARP.  Starting a job search when you are 50 years old or older […]

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Where to Search for Jobs: Organization for Networking Opportunities

January 15, 2013

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Tweet One of the rules of finding a job is networking. But for many people, it sometimes seems awkward to talk to acquaintances about where to search for jobs – especially early in the job search. At first, you may not know which friends to speak with and how to best utilize them. However, there […]

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Job Prospects Higher in Certain Fields

January 10, 2013

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Tweet Today’s job search is often a grueling one. Even though the nation’s unemployment rate has fallen to 7.7 percent, finding a job today is no easy task. But you can boost your job prospects by targeting those fields in which companies are actually hiring. Companies are overwhelmed by applications every time they post an […]

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Don’t Ignore Job Search Strategies Because It’s the Holidays

December 19, 2012

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Tweet Your favorite radio station is playing Christmas songs 24 hours a day. You can’t stop in a department store without running into dozens of smiling Santa faces. Your street’s actually brighter at night thanks to the towering light display put on by your neighbor. Yes, it’s the holiday season. This doesn’t mean, though, that […]

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Still not Enough Positive Unemployment Stats

December 10, 2012

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Tweet The country received some good unemployment stats last week when the number of people seeking unemployment assistance fell. But even with this positive bit of news, the fact remains that the employment situation in the United States is still a challenging one. And that means that anyone hoping to find work in today’s hiring […]

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Add One More Benefit to the LinkedIn Job Search

December 6, 2012

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Tweet The linkedin job search has always been a powerful way to find new work, even in today’s challenging hiring environment. But now LinkedIn has become an even more useful tool for anyone conducting an executive job search. According to the PRNewswire service, LinkedIn users can now call each for free thanks to a new […]

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The Big Social Media Job Search Mistake

November 29, 2012

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Tweet Sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter are invaluable to job hunters. A social media job search allows job seekers to instantly communicate with their online business contacts. Job hunters can ask for personalized letters of recommendation, schedule lunch meetings with important networking contacts, and follow industry trends all through these social media sites. […]

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The Best Job Search Strategies for a Challenging Hiring Market

November 23, 2012

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Tweet Do you know the best job search strategies for today’s challenging hiring market? If not, you’ll struggle to find work today. The national unemployment rate might have fallen recently, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t face intense competition as you search for a job today. For every open position advertised on the best […]

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Not Content to Land any Old Job? Conduct an Executive Job Search

November 15, 2012

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Tweet Finding a job is a tough challenge today, what with a national unemployment rate of 7.8 percent; that’s still far too high. It’s led many job seekers to accept any job that they can get. But you don’t want this. You don’t want to land any job that comes along. You want a job […]

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