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Job Search Advice for the Long-Term Jobless

June will mark the four-year anniversary of the official end of the Great Recession and, unless there is a significant shock to the economy, it will be the 40th consecutive month of private-sector payroll gains.  Yet, millions of chronically unemployed … Continue reading

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Using Social Media To Land A Job

More and more employers and recruiters are visiting social and professional networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn for the job search.  As the number of unemployed workers continues to grow, job seekers are using these sites to brand themselves to … Continue reading

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Cold calling companies and executives

In addition to networking with established contacts, it is necessary to take a proactive and aggressive approach to uncovering the hidden job market by finding and reaching out to companies and people beyond the scope of your existing network. As … Continue reading

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Looking for a job in a new town

The national economy is slowly improving, but there are areas of the country that are faring particularly well in this recovery.  While the deflated housing market and the likelihood of one’s home value being “underwater” is likely to prevent many … Continue reading

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Challenges abound as military transition to civilian job market

As the United States continues to draw down forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and with the Pentagon under pressure to cut spending, involuntary separations for members of the military are being utilized for the first time since the end of … Continue reading

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New study confirms ineffectiveness of online job boards

As we have noted time and again in this blog, a passive strategy of sitting at one’s computer and responding to online help-wanted ads is among the most ineffective ways to find employment in any job market, but especially one … Continue reading

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Managing the job search “roller coaster ride”

Searching for your next position can be a little like being on a roller coaster ride.  And, while roller coasters can be a thrill, no one we know is ever thrilled to be on the “job search ride.” The job … Continue reading

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