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Vol. 17, Issue 28 - Week of July 9, 2018

You can be in control of your job searchAbridged: Maintoday.com

PORTLAND, ME -- There are numerous reasons why you might be having a difficult time finding the right job, and many of them are out of your control. A soft job market and the fact that you remind your prospective employer of her ex, are two that you cannot do much about.

However, there are important factors and strategies within your control that need your attention in order to maximize your job search efforts. Consider the following questions to determine if you might be undermining your own success. By focusing on these questions, you might reverse your pattern and realize your goal.

1. Do you present yourself in a professional way? Appear well groomed and you may get a second interview. 2. Are your resume and cover letter tailored to the specific job and skill requirements? Tweek your resume & cover letter for each job you apply to. 3. Do you consistently follow through? A thank you note can be a determining factor in getting a second interview. 4. Is your job search strategy diversified? Looking for jobs online is convenient, but it shouldn't be your only strategy. 5. Do you indulge in negative thinking? Stay positive and be open to support from others.

Other Articles in This Issue:

Need help with your resume? Get a free critique!

Hunting for another job on the QT

Posting your resume online confidentially

Social media at work is not always a time waster

What really is the 'hidden' job market?

How to reach hidden job market hiring managers

When should you use a job hunting service?

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