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Posted April 25, 2008 by

Sharpen your aim when job hunting online

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LOS ANGELES, CA — As Internet job boards continue to evolve, it can pay to stay current on the latest job search tools and tactics. By learning how to use them, job hunters may be able to boost their chances of securing interviews. When an ad lists a hiring contact, research the person’s background and make a special connection – in addition to distributing your resume on job boards and career websites.

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Posted April 24, 2008 by

Is your resume working for you or against you?

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IRVINE, CA — Are you unemployed? Are you seeking a job? Do you want to change your job? No matter which question fits you, its important to make sure your resume is effective and working for you.

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Posted April 24, 2008 by

Jump start your stalled job search

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NEW YORK, NY — Here are smart strategies that could jump start your stalled job search and boost your sagging spirits. The key: Treat your hunt like a business problem. Package yourself based on a frank reassessment of your strengths and weaknesses.

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Posted April 23, 2008 by

Start your job search before you relocate

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CLEVELAND, OH — Start your research at least six months before you move, says Bob Skladany, vice president, research, for RetirementJobs.com. Although most employers fill openings no more than three to four months in advance, some may be willing to consider you before you move, he says.

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Posted April 22, 2008 by

Learn to be flexible in your search for a job

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SACRAMENTO, CA — In today’s evolving economy, it’s important to stay flexible when searching for a new job. Look inside and take stock of the skills and personal qualities that you have to offer. Apply flexibility to generate options. A limiting factor for many job seekers is the failure to generate a host of options to pursue. Mention flexibility as one of your attributes, so you can use it to expand the possibilities that build on your strengths in some way.

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Posted April 22, 2008 by

Things to think about before job searching

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Jim Shumacker is a career coach and owner of CareerPerfection.com. “I want people to have a good in-depth knowledge of what makes career happiness before searching for a new job,” Shumacker said. He offers the following advice for those contemplating a career change.

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Posted April 21, 2008 by

Dealing with negative feelings over a job loss

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NEW YORK, NY — When you’re having trouble coping over a job loss, you don’t know whether to scream or go bowling. Your initial outcry, “I’ve been screwed,” is only natural. Having to deal with employment rejection is no fun. Here are a few ways to deal with your negative feelings.

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Posted April 21, 2008 by

IT employment surges in the US

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WASHINGTON, DC — Demand for IT professionals remains extraordinarily robust in the United States. IT employment in the US surged in February despite the “dismal” overall job market, experts report. The National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses (NACCB), which tracks IT employment on a monthly basis, said that IT jobs grew by more than 40,000 last month.

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Posted April 18, 2008 by

Find a new job while you’re still at your current one

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Consider posting on highly regarded industry forums and news groups to showcase your skills and knowledge. You also may want to look into writing articles for industry publications. Be active in online forums and news groups to raise your profile. By raising your online career profile, it’s almost sure that you’ll be approached by many employers.
Never forget to use privacy settings on job boards. This prevents your present employer from finding your resume online. Job sites allow employed job seekers to use a confidentiality feature to protect their identities among top employers searching for new job seekers. When applying for a job, be very clear about the need for discretion. Always schedule your interviews after-hours. Let the company you are interviewing with know that you have respect for your current boss by showing respect during your work hours.

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Posted April 18, 2008 by

A NEW Kind of Cover Letter?

Dear Job Seeker:
You’ve just completed a high-class, well-written cover letter for the job of your dreams. You spell-checked it and reviewed each line. You signed, sealed, stamped and sent it. Great! Now you’re waiting to hear from the employer with an invitation to come in for an interview.
Weeks pass and nothing happens. It’s easy to become discouraged. You may wonder what you did wrong or why your letter has not attracted the attention you hoped it would.
Worry no more. Follow these three proven techniques for landing that interview instead of waiting for it.

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