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[18 Mar 2010 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | No Comment | ]

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(This continues where Lesson 4 left off.)
Resources for Snatching the Right Job for You
We’ve covered a lot together these past few days. I’ve given you some:

Help setting your expectations
Job hunt methods that work well
Thoughts on taking care of yourself emotionally/spiritually
Advice for finding your next boss

Today I’m pointing you at resources I have found useful (sometimes VERY useful) for fueling your job hunt. I’ve set up several topics and listed the resources underneath to make them easier to find.

Setting objective and targeting your job search. The key here is …

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[18 Mar 2010 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | No Comment | ]

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(This lesson continues where Lesson 3 left off.)
Finding the Hiring Manager That Wants to Meet You Badly
I wrote an article about pocket resumes a while back. I first heard about them on a Linkedin group.  It mentioned that a company was offering business card size resumes for use at networking events. “What exactly can you fit on a business card?” I thought. The more and more I thought about it, the more I caught a glimpse of a mentality that if put to use can speed up a …

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(This lesson continues where Lesson 2 left off.)
Do NOT Go at It Alone.  Get the Help You Need
In the book “What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers” Richard Nelson Bolles says that a huge percentage of job hunters quit after two months. They just check out and stop looking. Take a look at Parachute chapter 1 for the details and statistics. (You may have noticed I pull a lot of material from this book.  As I mentioned in …

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(This lesson continues where Lesson 1 left off.)
The Worst Ways to Find Work.  The Best Ways to Find Work

So what’s the basic information do you need to get you through your job hunt. For this I’m going to start with information from a book every job hunter needs on their bookshelf. Better yet, they need it face up, open on their desk with a whole lot of bookmarks and highlighting showing how hard it’s being used.
Talk to anyone with an HR background and they know the book. It’s …

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Job Loss Sucks! P.S. You’ll Do Just Fine
If you’re reading this, you’re likely an the job hunt. You and your family are worried. You’re dealing with difficult emotions – fear, anger and anxiety. It’s like your life’s on hold.
I know job struggles and job hunts. “Been there done that” as the saying goes. Hellen Keller gave us a quote that describes it perfectly:

When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which is …