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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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It’s All About Community – New Job, Social Media & Innovation

It’s all about community. It’s true. It really is. Are you searching for a new position? If so, the answer lies in your community. Are you trying to build your business? That next great referral or lead will almost certainly … 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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Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid   Fear.  Fear is driving the economy right now.  And when fear drives the economy it also drives the employment market.  So, companies are afraid of what the future may hold.  They cut costs, reduce … Continue reading

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Job Searching During the Holidays in a Tough Economy

Reading the news on a daily basis can be a real drag on the holiday spirit and mood. And that’s especially true if your looking for a new job. So – what can you REALLY do to keep some momentum … Continue reading

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