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A LinkedIn Job Search is Your Best Use of the Internet

November 9, 2012

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Tweet The Internet can be a tremendous tool when you’re looking for a job. Unfortunately, it can also be an incredible distraction. That’s why it’s best during job search hours to avoid the Huffington Post, your favorite NFL team’s website, and RealClearPolitics to focus on those sites that can actually help you find a job. […]

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New Reports don’t Change Fact: You Need to Know how to Job Search

November 6, 2012

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Tweet You need to know how to job search properly to find a job today. That statement remains true even as a new report shows that the U.S. economy is growing at a more solid rate. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of two percent in the […]

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Why Knowing Where to Search for Jobs Matters

November 2, 2012

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Tweet Knowing where to search for jobs matters today. Even the best online job sites post positions that are available to hundreds of other occupants. This makes your chance of attracting the attention of hiring managers with your e-mailed resume and cover letter rather small. But you can dramatically increase your odds of finding a […]

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Asking, “Help Me Get a Job?” Consider a Job Search Mentor

November 1, 2012

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Tweet “Help me get a job!” Is that your daily refrain? Are your job search efforts bringing zero results? Are you struggling to even nab an interview in today’s tough economy? Maybe it’s time to bring in some help. Maybe it’s time to seek the services of a job search mentor. The Power of a […]

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Networking Skills Should Begin in College

October 30, 2012

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Tweet Is a college education worth the skyrocketing cost of earning a four-year degree? It could be, if you begin developing your networking skills while working toward that degree. That’s the message from Arnie Fertig, the owner of a recruiting company. Fertig, writing a post for the U.S. News & World Report blog, said that […]

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With High Unemployment a Constant, Job Search Advice more Important than Ever

October 29, 2012

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Tweet Here’s a scary statistic: The national unemployment rate stood higher than eight percent for 43 consecutive months from February of 2009 through August of 2012. For those keeping track, that’s the longest stretch of such high unemployment since the Great Depression. It also means that finding the right job search advice is more important […]

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Try these Tips to Boost Your Networking Skills

October 26, 2012

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Tweet If you’re looking for a job, you’ve undoubtedly heard how important networking skills are. Who you know, and how you network with them, is a key to landing a new job today. The reason? It’s simple math. Every time a company posts a job listing online or in print, it receives hundreds of applications, […]

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Will President Obama be Asking, “Help me find a Job” Soon? Not if Battleground State Unemployment Figures are any Indication

October 24, 2012

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Tweet Pres. Obama might not be asking, “Help me find a job” early next year thanks to some interesting unemployment numbers. According to a recent post on the New York Times blog, the unemployment numbers in most battelground states – those states crucial to Obama’s hopes to fend off challenger Mitt Romney – are falling. […]

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Latest Jobs Numbers Underscore the Importance of Networking Skills

October 23, 2012

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Tweet The number of U.S. residents seeking unemployment benefits rose in the last week of September to a seasonally adjusted 367,000. This means that plenty of American workers are still searching for jobs. It means, too, that you’ll need to brush up on your networking skills if you hope to make a professional job change. […]

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You Don’t Have to be an Extrovert to Rely on Networking Skills to Land a Job

October 19, 2012

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Tweet You know by now that it’s your networking skills that are most likely to help you land a job in today’s challenging economy. After all, companies are swamped with resumes and applications every time they post a job listing online or in print. The odds that hiring managers or human resources professionals will even […]

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