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Find a Job – How to Look for a Job in a Down Economy

Want to know how to find a job in this economy? Lost your job?  Afraid you’re going to lose your job?  Hey It can happen to anyone these days.  Times are hard and you need to know how to market yourself right now so that your next job offer comes long before your present one runs out.  Does that sound like a plan to you?

Skip on over to our job resources pages and soak in all the good information we have over there to help you become resolute in your new job search and confident you have what it takes to keep moving forward even in this dreadful economy.  Thinking about how to look for a job right now will pave the way to staying in the black while everyone else is wondering where the next paycheck will come from.

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1 Comment updated November 20, 2013

Writing a Cover Letter and Resume – What Are You Selling?

Writing a cover letter and resume that accurately reflects your skillset, experience and work habits will go a long way toward helping you land in the ideal position for you long term.  When you go to write your cover letter – what are you really trying to convey?  Here’s a few recommendations:

  • Be professional – no errors – spelling, grammatical, factual, or otherwise
  • Be courteous – are you genuinely thankful for the opportunity?  Show it in words
  • Give them a ‘wow’ moment – tell them something you did for a previous employer that was above and beyond
  • Show them you’ve done your homework – what about their company excites you?

Take these few tips into consideration and writing a cover letter and resume should come much easier for you.  Don’t over-do it of course – you still want to keep it brief, but do be sure to demonstrate your competence, confidence, and enthusiasm for your work.  Then to get that extra little boost, consider this little secret hot job document.

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No Comments updated November 20, 2013