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Lessons Learned from Job Searching in 2009

Lessons a Job Search Can Teach Let’s hope the encouraging news about the economy from the past few weeks is a true harbinger of things to come. The job market looks like it might be bouncing back a little bit, … Continue reading

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Job Search Tips from People Who’ve Actually Landed

“Network – Tell everybody. Don’t be embarrassed to admit that you’re unemployed and looking for a new “opportunity.” (Notice, I didn’t say I was looking for a job.) I wasted 2-3 months early on hedging my bets about “who to tell.” Use “Linked in” and alumni resources to network. Have your “elevator speech” down cold. Be specific and don’t hedge about what’s important to you in your next job. Networking opened up doors that were otherwise closed and led me to explore opportunities that I would otherwise not have known about. Networking is NOT overrated!” Continue reading

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Job Security

http://tomdispatch.com/post/175041/jill_fraser_a_farewell_to_jobosss is a link to a thoroughly depressing article by Jill Fraser. Much of what she says is undoubtedly true. It’s a worthwhile read and very provocative. A central theme to her article is that none of us has “job security” … Continue reading

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