Top Tips for Job Hunting in Spring 2014

The long-term share of unemployment dipped in March, making executive recruiters optimistic for an improving labor sector through the spring. Accounting Principals senior vice president Jodi Chavez tells TheStreet's Joe Deaux that the retail sector will be a key driver of jobs in the coming months. Chavez offers her best tips for unemployed individuals to find work, which includes keeping a lookout for job fairs that are popular during the spring months.

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