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09/18/09
Job Search Strategies. Tough economic times
Filed under: Position Searching, Mature professionals, Post-docs, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 6:14 pm

The statistics came out today about
continuing
high unemployment nearly
everywhere.  This is
not good but it
does not mean we should stop
pursuing
our careers.  Please be cautious about

being too aggressive, too over the top
or too
demanding of decision-makers. 
1  2 

Several sites helpfully reinforce positive
behaviors we need to continue

networking - It is still true that people
who
meet and exceed their goals in
needed areas
will be successful.  (Good
people are always
in demand.)

In down markets, career changing appears
easier
than finding either the first position
or continue
in your career path at another
firm. 
3 

Several stories of people getting interviews
by being online, and having a strong
presence
on the web– for example,
LinkedIn.com.  
4

writing targeted cover letters, resumes
and
summaries - Match what specific
employers
seek in skills and experience,
using accomplishments
to demonstrate
skills.


follow up on your leads in measured ways.

Also, look for “growing fields“, find ways to
meet people rather than depending internet
contact exclusively, and be prepared and
practiced for formal and informal interviews.

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