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8 Job Hunting Myths That Are Hurting Your Search

8 Job Hunting Myths That Are Hurting Your Search

By Shannon Dauphin With companies being much more careful about hiring the right talent at the right price in this sluggish economy, are you sure your moves are keeping you in the game? Some common job hunting myths might be sabotaging your big play. Read More »

4 Ways To Get The Edge In Your Job Search

4 Ways To Get The Edge In Your Job Search

By Vickie Elmer Almost every week, I receive or read two or three reports showing hiring momentum is increasing. Manpower's second-quarter Employment Outlook Survey showed "growing optimism" on hiring, with 9 in 10 U.S. employers expected to either add staff or make no changes to it through June 30. Some 35... Read More »

Follow-up OR Forget About It

Follow-up OR Forget About It

If you're merely posting your résumé online for open positions on job sites like CareerBuilder or Indeed.com, you're not effectively job hunting. As a recent college graduate, you should be reaching out to every possible contact you can think of. Then, after you speak with your various contacts and... Read More »

In a Job Search? Quit Complaining

In a Job Search? Quit Complaining

If you're conducting a job search in this no-go economy you no doubt have a lot to complain about. It turns out all your bellyaching can help you if you tune in to what you're grumbling about and why. I just finished reading Jon Gordon's book The No Complaining Rule. In the book he points out, "Complaining... Read More »

Can a Blog Boost Your Career Prospects?

Can a Blog Boost Your Career Prospects?

With six job seekers for every open position (more if you count those who are employed but actively pursuing other opportunities), looking for a job these days is like applying to a very competitive college: You need to show why you're special and why you deserve that coveted spot. One of the ways to do that is... Read More »

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