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Tips for the Unemployed Six Months or More

If you have not found a job in the past six months, you would want recruiters and employers to believe that you still are interested in working.  Sure, an employer may wonder why, but not just view you negatively.  However, a recent article points out that some employers are using being unemployed long-term (over six months) as an excuse to separate these workers from the competition.  That is why the long-term unemployed must prove their desire to be a part of the workforce.

Place the Job Search in Your Hands

How would you describe the status of your job search?  Hopefully, you have been proactive, researching companies and positions, sending out resumes, networking, etc.  Or, maybe you've been passive, not really trying to find a job because you are waiting for employers to call back or for the economy to improve.  If you're doing the latter, then you have taken away any control of your job search.  Moving forward, you need to place the search in your hands.  Here are a few tips that can help:

Are You Making a Career Change?

If you are working in a position that has not been satisfying, then a career change may be necessary.  While moving into another career field might seem scary, it could be rewarding.  Here are some tips to move forward in your career change:

Advice If You Want to be Self-Employed

Have you ever thought about working for yourself?  I have not, but you never know what opportunities exist if you're a job seeker with a specific skill set.  Freelancers are self-employed individuals who offer their services to certain clients without being obligated long-term to an employer.  However, because you are depending on yourself for work, you should know what goes into this process.  Here is some advice:

Score Big During Your Next Interview

Your performance during a job interview could make or break your chances of getting hired.  While you may have earned some points with your resume and/or cover letter, your interview is likely the best opportunity to communicate that you're the ideal candidate for the job.  Here are some great tips to keep in mind as you prepare for your next interview:

Networking Tips You Need to Know

When it comes to your job search, you should not be shy about networking.  After all, no one can help you if they don't know you are looking for a job.  Networking also allows you to meet new people and build new relationships that can be beneficial to both parties.  Here are some helpful tips for effective networking:

Ideas That May Work Well in Your Job Search

With so many people looking for jobs, it is important to keep your mind open to any ideas that may enhance your job search.  Your resume is an essential factor in this process, but you must continue to be proactive in your search; no doubt the competition is doing so.  Here are some ways to get your job search moving:

Tips for a More Strategic Job Search

If you have been out of work for a while, hearing constantly about a struggling job market isn't exactly encouraging.  Hopefully, you have not become a passive job seeker, just occasionally glancing at newspaper ads or waiting for the phone to ring.

Take a Simplistic Approach to Your Job Search

How do you feel about your job search?  Are there any signs of progression?  If not, you may need to review it and perhaps make some changes.  Whether you are searching for your first job or hunting a new one, take a simplistic approach to your job search so you won't be overwhelmed by the process.  Career experts offer some tips:


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