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Here are the top ten articles for the Job Search Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. How to Find a Job in a Weak Economy
When the economy is struggling, jobs become even more scarce. Mass mailing will waste your time, but you need to be ready at any second to sell yourself. Learn what works and what doesn't.
2. Job Hunting Tips for First Time Job Seekers
Are you a first time job seeker? Ever wondered what employers look for from an applicant? Don’t let your overall appearance on anything from your clothes to your social networking get in the way of getting employed!
3. How to Not Take the Job Search Personally
Long periods of unemployment can actually do a lot of damage to a job seeker's self-esteem. Though there is nothing that can take the place of "you're hired," you still need to work on your self-confidence when looking for a job. The best way? Not to take the job search personally.
4. How to Explain a Spotty Work History
Have you held a lot of jobs in a short period of time? Now when it comes time to look for a new job, you’re not sure how to explain hopping from job to job. The worst thing you can do is to try to trick employers. Here are statements to offer when you get stuck.
5. Why Does it Take So Long To Get a Job Offer?
You applied and interviewed for the job weeks ago. The hiring manager said they would call in a week. Why haven’t you heard anything yet? What’s taking so long? Before you become a stalker, find out what happens behind the scenes of a job offer.
6. Facebook and Your Job Search
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, no matter how “old school” you are, in order to be successful your job search will require the use of online social networking. Learn how to use Facebook as a job search tool.
7. Should You Accept a Job with Lower Pay?
You aced the interviews and finally snagged that sought after job. What happens when they offer you a salary that is less then you expected? Should you accept the offer or continue looking? Before you make the decision to pass, perhaps you should consider accepting a lower paying job offer.
8. How to Handle Being Fired
Your performance has been below standards – or worse, you violated a company policy resulting in immediate termination. How you handle the situation will have a huge impact on future interviews.
9. Self Employment as a Career
Have you been looking for a job for a long time? Is self-employment starting to look like the perfect solution? Before you make the leap, learn the pros and cons of starting your own business.
10. How to Create a Job Search Portfolio
Have you ever spotted a job that you wanted to apply for right away? Have you ever spent the night before an interview frantically searching for information? Having all of your documentation right at your fingertips will help the process by easing the stress.
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