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Make Learning How to Job Search Your New Year’s Resolution

December 24, 2013

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Tweet The holidays are here, and that means that 2014 is on its way. Many of us make New Year’s resolutions during this time of year. Some of us vow to lose weight. Others promise to exercise more or to spend more time with their families. But those who are looking for employment should make […]

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Some Informal Opportunities to Apply Your Networking Skills

June 27, 2013

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Tweet You don’t have to wait for networking breakfasts and lunches to expand your network. There are other opportunities where you may be able to apply your networking skills. Many of the fun events that you may attend on a regular basis offer you a good chance to network and meet new contacts. Charity Events […]

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Ways to Improve Your Networking Skills

May 31, 2013

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Tweet Having good networking skills will help you in your job search. It is not just passing out cards at a mixer – there should be some strategy involved as well. You can improve your networking skills if you incorporate the following steps. Be Prepared Before any networking event, you should prepare yourself by looking […]

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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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Want to Boost Your Job Prospects? Head to D.C.

January 11, 2013

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Tweet Want to increase your job prospects? You might consider a move to the nation’s capital. According to a recent story by the Reuters news service, Washington, D.C. is experiencing a population boom as job seekers head to the district hoping to nab one of the new manufacturing or technology jobs offered there. But here’s […]

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Asking, “Who Can Help Me Get a Job?” You’re not Alone

January 2, 2013

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Tweet Are you wondering, “Who can help me get a job?” You’re far from alone. The country’s national unemployment rate has been falling. But it still stands at 7.7 percent. That’s an improvement, but it still means that there are millions of U.S. residents who have been unable to find a job. The intense competition […]

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Make Learning How to Job Search Your New Year’s Resolution

December 25, 2012

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Tweet The holidays are here, and that means that 2013 is on its way. Many of us make New Year’s resolutions during this time of year. Some of us vow to lose weight. Others promise to exercise more or to spend more time with their families. But those who are looking for employment should make […]

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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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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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Asking “Help Me get a Job?” Look to Yourself for Answers

November 21, 2012

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Tweet We talk a lot about how important networking skills are when you conduct a job search. And it’s true, networking with former bosses, past co-workers, local business leaders, and even family members and friends can help you find a job in today’s challenging hiring environment. But if you’re spending all your time asking your […]

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