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7 Tips To Jump Start Your Job Search

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Whether you’ve been sitting on the job search sidelines, itching for a new job, or entering the workforce for the first time, looking for a job is tough work, especially if you’re an introvert. Unlike going to work with its set routine and built-in colleagues, job search is lonely business, even if you’re in an outplacement office. Where do you start and how do you get yourself pumped up to face your computer and phone every morning when you’d like nothing better than to slip back to bed and commune with your eyelids.  To help you with your job search, here are seven steps to set your course.

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Use the Holidays to Achieve Your Personal Goals

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Thanksgiving is a time to reach out and thank those around us. It’s also a time of year when employees get laid off leaving them wondering what they’re supposed to be thankful for?

If you’re one of these (or even if you’re not), take a deep breath and keep reading because, instead of using the holidays to hunker down with food and drink while complaining about your situation, you can use these seven steps during the holidays to be social.

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Are You Missing An Important Networking Opportunity?

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Are you overlooking an important networking opportunity in your circle of friends? When an executive decides to start networking the first thing, he does is make a list of current and former managers, co-workers and other business contacts. While this list generally contains family members (because they have to help him), it often overlooks one significant group, his closest friends. It means he’s missing out on the power of loose connections.

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New Job? What To Do Before You Drink The Kool-Aid

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Even though the economy’s still not booming, a number of colleagues have recently gotten new marketing jobs. This got me thinking about the advice for new employees that I’ve given my students over the years.  Starting a new job, like being a newlywed, is a special time. Before you become indoctrinated in the firm’s way of doing things (aka drinking the Kool-Aid,) here are three areas in which you can gather important information that will help you structure your approach,

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New Job? What to Do Before You Give Notice

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Have you just landed a great new job? Whether you love your boss and dread telling him that you’re leaving or hate your job and want to tell your firm to shove it, take a deep breath and put these thoughts aside. They’re for your therapist not the workplace. Instead think about making your departure positive for you, your boss, your colleagues, your staff and your firm. Your goal should be to leave the door open. Therefore, here are my five suggestions to ensure you make the most of this time.

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