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Job Hunting Strategies

  • Before You Begin a Job Search

    You want to find a new job. You should jump into your job search as quickly as you can - right? Well, maybe not.

  • Career Fairs
  • Getting a Great Job in a Weak Market

    Faced with a still-soft job market, many incredibly talented people are still scrambling hard to find a job. While it’s natural to have moments of anxiety and disappointment, you can work past these emotions by focusing your energy on different job-seeking tactics. Here are eight creative approaches that just might net some worthwhile results.

  • How to Evaluate a Job Offer

    You've spent the last few months answering help wanted ads, visiting recruiters, and networking. You've sent out your resumes and gone on a bunch of interviews.

  • How to Stand Out from the Crowd

    Standing out from the other job seekers must begin with your resume, cover letter and the tactics you use.

  • How to Use the Internet in Your Job Search

    You may be thinking about using the Internet to help you in your quest for a new job.

  • Job Expo and Career Fair Resources

    Job and career fairs are great places to learn of job openings, network, and more -- but job-seekers need to be prepared. Here are the best resources.

  • Job Search Strategies: Pros and Cons

    There are many ways to look for a job, some of which are better than others. Presented below are some of the most popular ways, as well as helpful hints and pros and cons of each.

  • Personal Marketing Strategy

    Before you begin your job search campaign you must have a Personal Marketing Strategy. A personal marketing strategy provides you with a game plan for your job search campaign.

  • Stealth Job Hunting

    When you don't want your current employer to find out that you are job hunting, there are steps you can take to keep your job search confidential. The last thing you need to have happen when job searching is for your employer to accidentally find out that you're looking for a new job.

  • Why Should I Hire You? Critical Job-Hunting Strategies

    The other day I was speaking with a young fellow who had been laid off from his job at a large consulting firm.

Legal Job Networking

  • How to Use Job Search Networking to Find a Job

    Even though job search networking is one of the most successful ways to find a new job, it can sound intimidating and sometimes seems a little bit scary. It doesn't have to be.

  • Job Networking Tips

    Learn from professional resume writers about eight networking tips to use in your job search.

  • Making Connections

    Networking must be the most often used buzzword of the past decade. Everyone tells us we must network to get ahead in our careers. We must network to hear about new job offers.

  • Student Networking Letter Sample

    Sample networking letter for a student to send to set up an informational interview or to obtain career assistance from a college or university contact.

  • Successful Job Search Networking

    Career networking can sound intimidating, but, it doesn't have to be and job search networking is still the top way people find new jobs.

  • Use the Holiday Season to Job Search

    Are you about to start a job search or are you in the midst of looking for a new job? Are you thinking about waiting to start or putting your job search on hold? If so, think again. Contrary to popular opinion, this is a good time of year to find a job.

Job References

  • Getting Good Job References

    When interviewing candidates for employment, employers often request references and letters of recommendation. Having good references can elevate a potential candidate to a top choice candidate.

  • Getting Letters of Recommendation

    Most of the materials you submit for the evaluation of your application to a graduate program are objective and quantitative: grade-point average, Graduate Record Exam scores, class standing, and so forth. Letters of recommendation are the important exception; they should mention all your positive qualities not revealed by objective data such as GRE scores. A substantive letter from an informed referee can often be very persuasive to graduate admissions committees, especially in "borderline" admissions decisions.

  • Giving Job References Termed &Lawsuits Waiting To Happen'

    Job references have become uncomfortable for employers and employees. Employees are concerned about what former employers will say and their inability to monitor what is said. Employers are concerned references will lead to lawsuits by former employees alleging defamation, retaliation, fraud and other claims. Fear of lawsuits has caused many employers to reveal little more than name, dates of employment and perhaps salary.

  • State Job Reference Letter Laws

    The states shaded in yellow on the map below have laws that may require employers to provide letters concerning past employment services ("service letters") to former employees upon their request. Click on any of the yellow-shaded states to see a summary of the state's service letter requirements. The states in blue do not have any service letter laws.

  • The Keys to Choosing and Using the Best Job References in Your Job Search

    If you're like most job-seekers, you may not have put much thought into whom you'll want to use as references when potential employers request them.


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