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Jan 5, 2011
Martin, I stumbled across your blog and saw the plight of so many job seekers that I had to speak up. Surely, it seems like there are so many buttons to press, tweets to twit, digital vs paper, profiles to update and what have you. While I always encourage job seekers to do what feels right for them and to think outside the box, I always tell them to keep track of it all. I cannot emphasize this point enough. Should you find yourself still on the job search, say 4 months from now, you need to be able to answer basic questions about your job search to date. How many resumes have I sent out? How many jobs have I actually applied to? What changes in my resume have improved my response rate with recruiter/employers? This information will be very valuable to you as you review your progress, or share the details of your job search with a friend, counselor or career coach. Surely, whether your job search is digital or on paper you will be able to see the value of this information. ;-) There are loads of tools out there. Pick one that works for you and roll with it! Try, the "Resume Software" section on download.com at, http://download.cnet.com/windows/resume-software/?tag=mncol%3Bsort&rpp=30&sort=editorsRating+asc or simply Google "'job search' software" at http://www.google.com/search?q=%22job+search%22+software&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&client=firefox-a&rlz=1R1RNFA_en___US359 With over 130 million hits, you should be able to find one that works for you. Good luck in your job search! :-) Sincerely, John P. Coffey, President JobTabs, LLC http://www.jobtabs.com
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