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JOB SEARCH APPROACHES

Respond to Classified Ads as a Job Search Strategy

Pick up any newspaper and thumb through the classified ad section in search of a job related to your interests, skills, and experience. Chances are you will identify several interesting jobs, but few of them will relate to your skills and experience. Believing that most job vacancies are found in the newspapers, thousands of job seekers explore the classified ads each day and often respond to ads with a resume, letter, or phone call. Read more.


Contact Employers Directly as a Job Search Strategy

One of the most effective methods for finding a job is making direct contact with employers. There are four ways you can do this. Read more.


Job Hunting Advice for People Over 50

Looking for a job is certainly no bed of roses for anyone, but it can be more difficult for older Americans. Perhaps they are in the job market at a time when they expected to be planning a comfortable retirement. Read more.


Spring into Action: Top 10 Strategies to Launch Your Successful Job Search Campaign

These 10 steps will provide a road map for your job hunt. The valuable advice here will help keep you on track toward the development of a successful career. Read more.


Volunteering: A Viable Opportunity to Employability

Volunteering can be a rewarding experience and is a legitimate method of developing appropriate work-ready skills to help in one's job search. This article focuses on useful tips and strategies to help would-be volunteers gain the maximum benefit from their experience. Read more.


Eight Tips for Successful Use of Job Fairs

Job fairs are great ways for ex-offenders to survey job opportunities, meet employers, network, practice resume and interview skills, learn about salaries and benefits, and possibly get hired on the spot. Read more.


Job Search: Register With Employment Agencies and Placement Services

Ex-offenders beginning their post-release job search will find the services of One-Stop Career Centers (www.careeronestop.org) to be invaluable. These centers also are linked to America's Job Bank (www.ajb.dni.us). Read more.


Seven Steps to Getting That New Job!

1. Assess your interests, skills, and abilities. This critical first step to conducting an effective job search involves assessing your interests, skills, values, motivations, and temperament, based upon an analysis of your accomplishments. Read more.


Using the Internet as a Job Search Strategy

If you are not using the Internet in your job search, you are not up-to-date in looking for a job, and you will be missing out on important segments of the job market. Read more.