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We know we are living tough times. It's getting harder and harder to find a job in today's stationary economy. Therefor we have to take advantage of whatever opportunity it may come. For instance, job fairs, seminars to improve your resume and your interview skills, internet job search engines, networking and referrals among others. First you have to have an easy-to-read, informative, and straight to the point resume. The next step is to look for a job, you can search on the internet. There are several job search engines where you can look for a job, these are very efficient in terms of time because you get responses practically right away. The disadvantage is that there are tons of people looking for a job on the internet too, so the possibilities of you finding a job decrease a little bit. Another very effective way to find a job is by networking, having connections is essential to promote yourself and your skills to others. People recommend you to employers and this could put you on top of the list of all the other applicants. Another very helpful resource are job fairs. Job fairs are a one-stop place to apply to several job positions, know more about companies you might be interested in and learn about the ones you didn't know anything about. It is also a great opportunity to ask questions directly to people who are already working there and clarify any doubts you may have about the employer and job position. OK, you already applied to several job positions, then you probably started to receive some calls from the employers, the next step is the interview. You probably are really good with interviews, but there are some others that may not be as good with their interview skills, and that's why there are some seminars to improve your interview skills. You can learn some Do's and Don'ts for the interview and practice with someone so you don't feel nervous when you are in the interview. There are a lot of resources you may want to take advantage in order to make your job search much easier and less stressful. Good luck with your job search!

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