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Five Ways to Take Control of Your Job Search

Jumping Through The HoopsFeel as if looking for jobs is a chore, completely out of your hands? Do you feel at the complete mercy of resume-screeners, interviewers, and HR departments? While these aren't totally false, feeling down by these facts isn't going to help your self-esteem and confidence...and that's not going to help you land that new career.

Career and executive coach Rob Hellmann details five ways to better assert yourself in your job hunt.

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Being an irreplaceable employee can improve your job security

150 Best Jobs for a Secure FutureAs the nation, economy and businesses continue to heal from the recession, job security is more important than ever to most workers. Employees can preserve job security by ensuring they are irreplaceable to their companies, says Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D., in his new book, 150 Best Jobs for a Secure Future.

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A Recruiters’ Perspective: Job Boards and Career Websites

Job BoardsIf you’re looking for a job, you’re probably using job boards and social networking sites. Having an online presence is an effective way to find a new post, but with the overwhelming amount of sites available, and the millions of potential candidates squeezed in next to you, how can you leverage these sites to secure your next position?

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Why I Won’t Hire You

RejectedI will be very honest with you in this post. Most interview articles only show obvious mistakes, as if most people don’t know showing up late is bad form. I will tell you the things I didn’t really know about until I was the one interviewing, and interviewing for a variety of positions and person-types. No interview prep article ever prepared me in the right way for how interviewers really think. That is what I will be sharing with you today.

When you first walk in to my office, I am expecting you to be one of the 99%+ people who I know I won’t hire in the first 5 minutes. I am hoping I will be proven wrong, because I really want to hire you and be done interviewing. Unfortunately, most people looking for jobs don’t deserve them. Here are the most common ways I know you don’t deserve any job I have to offer.

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Students and graduates should network for better career success

Best Resumes for College Students and New GradsST. PAUL, Minn. — College students and recent graduates face a challenging job market, but expert networking can help them secure employment, Louise M. Kursmark says in her new book, Best Resumes for College Students and New Grads.

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