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The latest US figures show that more people than predicted have been claiming for jobless benefits. The claims are currently at 380,000 and so it is clear that the job market is as competitive as ever.

If you are currently job hunting, read these tips to help you maximise your search.

 

Looking For a Job




Attending a careers fair with your resume template is a great way of networking and finding new job opportunities. But in order to maximise your time there you need to promote your CV and your skills and put in effort during the day. Here are some ideas on how to maximise your time:

 

Career Fair




Looking for a job, no matter what the industry, can be tiresome and hard work. Job hunting can even be frustrating. Why at some times of the year are there hundreds of appealing job vacancies? And then, at other times, very few? Resume Surgeon looks at recruitment trends throughout the year to help you make the most of your job search.

Looking For A Job




Freelancing can be a really great career. You often have more flexibility than in an office job and you can pick which types of jobs you would like to work on. This is all great for building your career portfolio. But positions can be tough to find so here are a few tips to get you started on the job search. Freelance Work




Creating a career portfolio is a really good way of boosting your job search. It brings together all of your hard work in an easy to read format and supports your job application. But there are some definite things to avoid when it comes to creating a career portfolio. Career Portfolios




Whether you are looking for an entry level job or you are looking for your next big career step, you should consider setting some goals as this will help you to concentrate on your job search.

Job Goals




Most often you will be looking for a job that is close to home or not too far to commute. But sometimes, due to career or lifestyle choices, you will find yourself applying for jobs all over the country. Long distance applications can be hard but we’ve put together some job search tips. Looking For Jobs




Working from home can provide some great career benefits. You have flexibility, a great working environment and no travel expenses – but these positions are difficult to find and there are a few things you should keep in mind when you are looking for work at home jobs. Working from Home




Working in an internship can provide some great career benefits. It can boost your knowledge and work experience and allow you to meet relevant contacts for the future. But whether you are just leaving College or you’re thinking of starting a new career, you need to know where to look and how to find placements effectively.

How to find an Internship




Late last year social networking site Facebook announced some big changes to their site including the addition of a new feature – Timeline. At first it was voluntary but now the feature looks set to become mandatory. But with many critics proclaiming that it ‘erodes privacy’ what will it mean for jobseekers and could it damage the job hunting process? Facebook Timeline Jobs



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