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Can 8 Hours of Effort Lead to a Shiny New Job? [Infographic]

Can 8 Hours of Effort Lead to a New Job

If you knew that eight hours from now you could be much closer to a brand new job… how long would it take you to get started?

According to this infographic created by LocalWork.com, by making the right changes to your jobs search tools and strategy, you can be much more employable with just 8 hours of effort…   

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The 5 Job Seekers You Don’t Want to Become [Infographic]

The 5 Job Seekers You Don

Job searching is difficult at best. And the longer we’re looking for work, the more frustrated – and perhaps desperate – we become.

We can rationalize asking before giving. We start talking in cliches instead of clearly stating our value proposition. And somehow, the bad kind of stalking becomes okay…   

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5 Types of Networkers That Will Never Help Your Career

5 Types of Bad Networkers

I tend to give all networkers, even the “master” networkers, the benefit the doubt. Over time, though, I’ve identified four traits of people who are least likely to be a useful connection.

When you encounter any one of these traits, it’s time to move on to someone else in your network…   

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To Find Your Perfect Job: Go Undercover

Undercover Job Search

John Lees, author of How to Get a Job You’ll Love says: ‘Only about 20 to 30 percent of jobs are filled by people applying for published vacancies.’ So to find the perfect job… you may have go undercover.

It sounds illogical: why would employers hide vacancies? The reason is simple: employers want to take as much risk as possible out of the recruitment process…   

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Are You Making These 10 Common LinkedIn Mistakes?

10 Common LinkedIn Mistakes

If you are still putting off joining LinkedIn, or have an account but haven’t made LinkedIn part of your daily work routine, now is the time to dive in head first. After all, could 300 million people be wrong?

LinkedIn, however, isn’t foolproof. Mistakes are made – and care must be taken to make sure you are getting the most out of the world’s largest professional network….   

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Is “Experience Required” a Suggestion? Or a Rule?

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I’m going to let you in on a little job searching secret: The “years of experience” section of a job description is often a white lie. The job I got after graduating from college “required” 3 to 5 years of experience. (I had none.) The job I just got “required” 5+ years of experience. (How much experience do I actually have? 3 years.)

One of the often overlooked keys to searching for jobs is to not rely on the job description too heavily…   

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