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3 New Year’s Resolutions for the Job Search

Happy New Year! 2012 is here and people around the world are looking for ways to better themselves for the coming year. If your job search isn’t panning out the way you had hoped, perhaps you should designate some time to reflect upon what’s working and where there is room for improvement. Here are several new year’s resolutions that could have an impact on your success rate.

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How to Survive the First Weeks on the Job

Recruiting Raya is introducing a new, bi-weekly series called Ask a Recruiter. In these blog posts, we’ll give our readers insider advice about the topics you’re most interested in. We’ll feature an interview with one of AKRAYA’s experienced recruiters to give job seekers the info they want – straight from a recruiter’s mouth. You want answers? We’ve got them.

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What to Say When a Recruiter Calls

Whether you’re currently employed or not, receiving a call from a recruiter about a job position is always a surprise. You may wonder how they found your resume, or want them to answer more of your questions before you answer theirs. Either way, how you handle the next few minutes of your interaction could work for or against your favor.

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Job Hunting During the Holidays

Some industries are famous for ramping up their hiring as the holiday season approaches. The retail industry responds to the flurry of holiday traffic by bulking up their staff, as does the airline industry. But what if your occupation’s hiring cycles aren’t cut so precisely?

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6 Ways to Keep Your Job Search Positive

With all of its ups and downs, a long term job search can become quite tiring. Sometimes it can feel like your efforts are futile, but don’t despair! Instead, turn to a few of the following tips to keep your spirits positive.

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Succeed at Your Online Job Search

title=”Looking for a new employment opportunity” src=”https://www.akraya.com/wp-content/uploads/attachments/Looking-for-a-new-employment-opportunity1.jpg” alt=”” width=”240″ height=”221″ />With the US unemployment rate at 10.80 percent, competition continues to be fierce in the job market. New positions are being posted daily, but it can be frustrating when your resume fails generate as much response as you would like. If you’re having trouble with your online job search, here are several tips that will make your efforts more effective and increase your chances of getting hired.

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Phone Interview? No Problem!

The first step to landing a job is doing well in the phone interview. Hiring managers use phone interviews as a screening method, and to make it past this first round you need to assure the hiring manger that you have the necessary communications skills and experience needed for the position.

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How to Network Like a Pro

The most common advice you will hear when it comes to finding a job is to network, then network some more. Attending networking events expands your circle of contacts and helps keep you on the forefront of people’s minds. Connecting with another professional for even just a few minutes at an event could lead to future referrals, partnerships or even job offers. But have you ever wondered exactly how it is done?

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