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Top Ten Job Hunting Tips

Chairman and CEO of Kimco Staffing Services Kim Megonigal has these tips to offer anyone looking for work.

  1. Network like crazy!

  2. Customize your resume and cover letter.

  3. Re-post your resume every 30 days.

  4. Get a professional E-mail address.

  5. Remember: employers check out Facebook and MySpace.

  6. Make sure your outgoing cell phone message is job-appropriate.

  7. Establish and expand your LinkedIn profile. Join relevant LinkedIn groups.

  8. Stay in touch with your references. Verify their contact info is up to date.

  9. Set up an auto-search on to receive the latest postings.

  10. Always have an "interview outfit" ready to go at a moment’s notice. Stay well-groomed even if you’re not working.

And a bonus tip...

Stay positive and motivated. Looking for a job is a full-time job and you might even have to work overtime!

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I began my own business assisting the unemployed and some tips.

1. Create a well focused job search based on your skills and abilities.

2. Carefully follow directions on job posts from employers on how to apply for their open positions.

3. Contour your resume/cover letters to fit the job applying for

4. Focus on your skills and how to transfer them into other job opportunities

5. It will take you as long to find a $9.00/hr job as it will a $15/hr job. Match your skills and abilities to job openings that will meet your needs and that of the employer

6. Finding a job is a full time job. Each business day dress for success and work as if you were on a job!

7. While you're looking for work, seek out other venues and methods of making money (home based work, applying to Internet ads, etc.)

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