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Five Steps to Help Land a Job Quicker
The latest government data showed more people are entering the job market in hopes of finding employment. Here are expert tips to land a job in a highly-competitive labor market.

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Whether you’re out of work or looking for a career change, there are steps every job hunter should take to make the process more effective.

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Know What You’re Looking For

Blindly reviewing the Classified section and online job boards is overwhelming and can cause distractions. When on the job hunt, outline what specific industries, positions and companies you are interested in.

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Take Initiative

You never know where your next job tip will come from so be sure to work all your contacts and be attentive to possible openings. Always follow up on any leads. 

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Play Up Your Strengths

Employers are hesitant to add to their payroll in the current climate so you really need to impress hiring managers. In every interaction with the company be sure to present yourself in the best light possible and stress why you would make a strong contribution to a company

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Make Job-Hunting a Part-Time Job

Career expert Louise Kursmark says job seekers should expect to spend 25 hours a week looking for a new job, updating and reviewing their resumes and making follow-up calls.

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Don’t Fade Into the Background

After an interview or a discussion with a networking contact, make sure to follow up with a thank-you email or phone call and ask if there is anything else you can do to help the process move along.

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Five Steps to Help Land a Job Quicker

The latest government data showed more people are entering the job market in hopes of finding employment. Here are expert tips to land a job in a highly-competitive labor market.

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