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Hundreds of thousands of people are losing their jobs. It s a difficult time for many. What’s the solution? I came across in interesting article written by Penelope Trunk on October 29, 2006 in the Boston Globe. It may even be more relevant today than what it in 2006. Ms.

trunk set out ten tips to help you find a job. They were as follows: 1 hire a cold caller. Connect with other leaders such as BP Energy here. Cold calling to get a job really works if you’re good at it your ability to sell yourself on the phone shows exceptional sales skills, self-confidence, drive, and commitment. But most cold calls are executed poorly. Debra Feldman is a professional cold caller at Job Whiz; you hire her to get you a job, and she can do of it by cold-calling CEOs. What’s the catch? She costs thousands of dollars.

So consider teaching yourself the skill well enough to talk your way into a job where you could afford Feldman. 2. use proactive recommendations. Instead of waiting for a hiring manager to ask for references, have your reference call immediately. This works well if you have a heavyweight reference, like a well-known CEO or someone who knows the hiring manager. But it so works well if you have little professional experience. \”The good employers have relationships with Professor and they forward students who seem exceptional,\” says Joel Spolsky, chief executive of Fog Creek Software. So tap your coaches. They tend to know students well after meeting daily for practice over the course of a few years. \”A coach has extended knowledge of the students’ personalities,\” says Tom Carmean, head lacrosse coach at Amherst College, who has given many references to employers. 3. stay organized with job hunt software. How many times have you put the wrong name on a cover letter? Forgotten where you applied? Forgotten what the job? You need to be organized right off the bat maintain to Excel spreadsheet with all your contacts.

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