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  •  And why (8+ / 0-)

    finding a new job means working with your network and being "personal."

    I must have applied to about 1,000 jobs online, not ONE response, only interviews I did manage to get were because I had inside information on the job.

    Today is work on resume day : )

    •  Different strategies for different qualifications. (4+ / 0-)

      I worked in one field for over a dozen years, progressively advancing in responsibility.  In 2004, I took a 3-year sabattical to work in a completely different field.  In 2007, I went back to my original field.

      By far the most successful strategy for me in 2007 was personal networking.  Easily 80% of the interviews I got were because my resume was submitted by current employees at the company in question.  Now that I am re-established, recruiters do well and even some internet job boards do ok.

      I am sure that the best method is also dependent on the field.

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      "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

      There are no Christians in foxholes.

      by Odysseus on Sat Feb 26, 2011 at 03:58:25 PM PST

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