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20-Somethings Asking, “Help Me Get a Job!”

January 1, 2013

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Tweet There’s a growing number of 20-somethings asking the same question: “Can’t anyone help me get a job?” There’s a reason for this: Unemployment rates among job seekers in this age group are high. And these young job seekers often face the huge financial burden of thousands of dollars of student-loan debt. It’s clear that […]

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Job Search Strategies Important to Avoid the Six-Month Unemployment Cliff

December 18, 2012

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Tweet Relying on the right job search strategies has always been important. Today, with competition for open jobs so high, it’s especially important for those on a career search to tap the power of social media sites, network with business associates, and craft the best resumes and cover letters possible. But a recent story in […]

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A Closer Look at Job Stats: Shooting for 6.5% Unemployment

December 13, 2012

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Tweet The national unemployment rate is one of the most closely watched job stats in the United States, and with good reason. It is a direct measure of how successful U.S. residents have been in their efforts to find a job. We can all agree that the national unemployment rate of 7.9% is too high; […]

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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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Unemployment Stats not Falling Fast Enough for All Job Seekers

December 5, 2012

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Tweet The nation’s unemployment stats have become more positive. The unemployment rate in October was 7.9 percent, an improvement from the days when the rate hovered near 10 percent. But not all groups of job seekers are seeing the same employment gains. African-Americans in particular are seeing distressingly high unemployment stats, according to a recent […]

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Social Media Job Search gets More Powerful with Facebook App

November 30, 2012

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Tweet We’ve long been proponents of the social media job search. Social media sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter make finding a job a less arduous task. Through these sites, job seekers can instantly connect with their circle of online business contacts. And these contacts can then respond with job leads, offers to arrange personal […]

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Hurricane Sandy has more People Asking, “Help Me get a Job”

November 22, 2012

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Tweet Hurricane Sandy, which battered the east coast in early November, has left countless people homeless and without power. But this powerful natural disaster has had another, less-expected effect: It’s left more people saying, “Help me get a job.” According to a recent feature story by MarketWatch, the number of U.S. residents who sought unemployment […]

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Asking the Right People for Job Search Advice

October 10, 2012

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Tweet You’re struggling to find a new job today. And you’re desperate for job search advice. But don’t make the mistake of asking the wrong people for this advice. It takes vastly different skills to find a job today than it did even four years ago. If you ask for job search advice from someone […]

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The Key to Success Today? Job Search Careers

September 26, 2012

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Tweet Looking for work today? You know by now that you’re far from alone. But maybe you’re struggling to find work because you’re looking for a job. Instead, you should job search careers. What do we mean by that? Instead of looking to find a job, you should be searching for a job. The Job/Career […]

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You Don’t Have to Move to Brazil. You Just Need to Learn how to Find a Job

June 4, 2012

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Tweet The unemployment rate in Brazil is at an historic low, bouncing around near the six percent mark according to a recent report by CNN. The story’s opening lines encourage those who need help finding a job to move to the South American country. But don’t panic; you don’t need to flee to foreign lands […]

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