Searching for a Job? Get the Most from Your Efforts

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New Connections

Identify if your new connection is beneficial professionally. While personal opportunities can turn into networking opportunities, learn how to navigate away from a professional conversation that you don’t feel would be beneficial to you professionally.

There are times when your friends’ own career wishes cloud their ability to identify whether or not their advice is useful to you. Only take networking opportunities that make the most sense to you. Not all connections are created equal.

Searching for a job is a breeze, right? Not so much. Even in a field with a lower unemployment rate, like information technology, it still takes a lot of time-consuming work to find a job. You have to fine-tune your resume, network, search for jobs and interview. Then you have wait to hear back, all while doing it all over again and again. According to Heather Huhman, writing for, on average, it can take employers more than 26 working days to fill a job opening, leaving you in job limbo for weeks on end.

So what can you do to make the process a little less painful and a little more efficient? In this slideshow, Huhman has identified five steps that can further aid your job search, especially if you're short on time.


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