Discouraged Job Seekers Urged to Get Back In the Game

Discouraged Job Seekers Urged to Get Back In the Game

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Sheryl Silver

Unemployed but so discouraged by an unsuccessful job search last year that you've stopped looking for a job?

If so, career and outplacement consultants say it's time to restart your search. Not only did private sector job creation in the U.S. improve substantially in February but the experts say by tweaking your resume and doing mock interviews with a career professional, you can increase your odds of landing interviews and job offers.

Regarding your resume, make sure it's up-to-date, includes achievement summaries as well as your work history, and is absolutely error-free. Outplacement consultants say people often spend days agonizing over which details of their work history to include in their resumes but little time proofreading those resumes before sending them out. The results can be devastating...

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