The job market isn’t about to right itself, but aggressive job-searchers can improve their lot by using two potent resources: their friends and their computers. Last year, FastCompany.com told you about the growth sectors for the next decade. No changes there, unfortunately. In 2010, you’ll need to innovate if you want to participate. We can help with our shovel-ready job search toolkit. advertisement advertisement Get Ready If you’re looking for a job, there’s a good chance you just lost one. But don’t move on too quickly. “Know what you’re entitled to if you get laid-off,” says Alison Doyle, About.com’s guide to job searching. “Review your contract and know your rights: severance, health insurance coverage, pension vesting,” and so on. That will help you clarify your financials and make contingency plans. Once you start looking, remember a few ground rules, says Doyle: customize your resume for every job you want, and do the same with your cover letters. “Many job seekers still think it’s enough to send out resumes and wait for a phone call for an interview, but it rarely happens that easily anymore.” Hone Your Resume Resume sites like Emurse and ResumeBucket allow you to create and share an… Read full this story
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