Proven tips to find your dream job this year

Keep this in mind if you want to find your dream job.

CHICAGO, IL — One third of Americans report that they’ll be job hunting this year. To get to work in 2013, here are some proven tips to finding your dream job.

  1. Accept Responsibility. Your next great job begins with you. Begin your job hunt knowing that you are responsible for your success.
  2. Know Yourself. Use evaluation tools to help provide a road map to your greatest strengths and skills. Take time to reflect on where you want to be and what strengths you have.
  3. Find a Mentor. If branching out into something new, find a mentor. Get some experience working or volunteering to get acquainted with the new industry.
  4. Own a Niche. Instead of trying to be a generalist, develop skills in your niche and actively market your expertise.
  5. Brand Yourself. Brand yourself digitally so people can find you and know who you are. Capitalize on social networking sites and consider investing in a website and blog for yourself.
  6. Network Daily. View networking as a full time job and do something everyday that helps you build and maintain your network.
  7. Join the Free Agent Economy. Part-time employment and flexible arrangements are becoming the norm. Part-time, flexible and often short-term opportunities are now providing long-term income for many workers.
  8. Be Persistent. Creatively pursue opportunities to meet the decision makers. Consider asking for an informational interview even if the company isn’t hiring just yet.

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Easiest way to start your own business

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LAS VEGAS, NV — Have you dreamed of owning your own business but don’t know where to start? Franchises are becoming more and more popular as a way for people to buy and own their own business. Here are 4 main advantages to owning a franchise.

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Get your resume seen by 1.5 million employers

Now more than ever if you are looking for a job or thinking of changing careers you can get your resume into the hands of a lot of employers

LOS ANGELES, CA — With so many people currently in the job market or looking for better career opportunities, how can you make sure your resume will be seen? With advancing technology, the internet is an extremely popular resource for posting and finding resumes. But with all the job boards and niche career sites available, wouldn’t it be nice if your resume could be found on all of them? [Read more…]

IT job market experiencing boom

Looks like the IT job market is experiencing a boom according to data obtaing from diverse sources.

CHICAGO, IL — Even with the unemployment rate at 7.9%, the number of new jobs for IT professionals is now at levels high enough for IT managers to say IT is in full recovery mode, according to an analysis from Janco Associates. “There has been more than 200,000 IT jobs added in the last three months,” said Victor Janulaitis, CEO of Janco Associates. “That level of additional IT employment is robust enough to be called a boom.” [Read more…]

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