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How to Get a Job in America

Via Lifehacker.com …

Job boards and Craigslist don’t work because everybody’s already there. Here’s where to look, and how to look good, in the (still incredibly rough) job market.

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Tax Benefits for Job Seekers

Via SimplyHired …

Nobody likes preparing their taxes (and if you do, search for tax accountant jobs now!), but they’re one of the many inevitable pains of life, like going to the dentist or paying road tolls. While we can’t make the process disappear, we can help job seekers and anyone who dealt with job loss last year understand what can and can’t be deducted as a job search expense on your tax return.

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America’s Hot Jobs (and Not Jobs)

Via The Daily Beast …

With unemployment over 10 percent for the first time in 26 years, The Daily Beast crunches the numbers to determine the careers with the best—and worst—prospects. The results: the 10 high-growth and 10 worst-growth jobs out there.

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Hire Smarter with Social Media

Via Harvard Business Publishing …

A recession might seem like good news for employers looking to hire: with unemployment rates up, you’ve got more people to choose from and the opportunity to hire at a lower price.

While the current economic situation might make this a great time for you to expand your team, it can actually make hiring more expensive. Post a job ad and you’re likely to be swamped with potential applicants; and if budget is tight on your end, you’ve probably got limited capacity to screen a large pool.

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Don’t Make Candidates Jump Through Hoops

Via CollegeRecruiter.com …

There’s been an interesting discussion in the NACE JobPlace discussion list about the perception by many employers that students who do a more effective job of searching for employment opportunities will have a better chance of being hired.

I agree but caution those who believe that the best candidates are those who try the hardest to be hired.

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Staffing.org Report: Internet Best Practices

Human resources research and information site Staffing.org has published an excellent report titled, “Internet Best Practices,” which details how candidates are finding and applying to job opportunities.

It is packed with interesting stats that most recruiters will find useful and informative, for example, “While the Internet is it not yet a universal tool, it approaches that in certain demographic groups. And as it continues to mature, usage patterns are continually changing. Three years ago, major job boards were all the rage. Then niche job boards started gaining ground. Now it’s all about Twitter, Facebook and social media.”

Here is a link to the report: http://staffing.org/library_ViewArticle.asp?ArticleID=450

SaaS: The Better Way to Buy

From ITworld …

For growing businesses, I know of no better way to purchase software than as a hosted service, paid for on a per-user/per-month basis. While the equation may not work for the smallest companies, and some IT departments avoid it in order to build an ever-larger empire for themselves, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is the up-and-coming thing. And it’s a perfect solution expand or contract in a roller-coaster economy.

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Indeed’s New Industry Trends Point To Where The Jobs Are

Via Techcrunch …

Tech layoffs may have hit 300,000 since the financial crisis began, but there are at least 395,629 job openings in information technology, enough to re-employ all of those now out of work. Job search engine Indeed this morning launched a new Industry Trends page filled with stats on job openings in the U.S. across major industries. Although there are more job openings in IT than in any other industry except healthcare (which has 581,625 job listings).

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5 Recession-Proof Industries That Pay

Via MyEduSeek.com …

When the economy is down, you can still move up!

With health care costs, food prices, and the unemployment rate on the rise, you need to do everything you can to protect yourself – and your career – from the danger of recession.

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Five Best Online Job Search Sites

Via Lifehacker.com …

Looking for a new job in a struggling economy is hard work. Make it easier on yourself by getting to know the best tools for the task at hand.

Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite online job search sites, and today we’re back with the most popular answers. Keep reading for a detailed breakdown of the best sites around for finding work when you need it.

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