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Make your next cover letter a great one!

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Your cover letter is often your best opportunity to sell your skills and show your interest in a position.

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New Year goal #1: Join a professional association

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Make 2017 the year you take a step that could be very good for your job search, and probably even better for your long term career success: join a professional association.

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Job Clubs: Find support for your job search

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Looking for a job can be a lonely business.

Participating in a job club can give your job search structure and connection.

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Build your network through professional associations

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Whether you’re just starting out or already have an established career, a little bit of networking can pay off big.

CareerOneStop’s Professional Association Finder can help you locate professional networking groups in your field.

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Networking? Start using social media!

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Even though networking is a very effective job search method, it can be daunting to pick up the phone or walk into a room and start talking.

Online networking offers another way to reach a large group of people who can power up your job search.

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Should you pause your job search over the holidays?

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Tempted to take a Thanksgiving-through-New-Years break from your job search?

You may want to rethink that plan.

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Create your personal brand

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Why take the time to develop a personal brand?

Besides helping you identify your personal strengths, having a brand can pull your resume to the top of the pile, make you shine in interviews, and leave your LinkedIn readers positively wowed.

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3 tips for getting a job when you have a criminal record

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Job hunting is hard work under any circumstances, but nearly 70 million U.S. adults face an additional challenge: convincing an employer to hire them when they have a criminal record.

So what can you do if you’re one of those 70 million? Here are three steps you can take to increase your chances of being hired.

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Freelance work opportunities are growing

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Employers are offering more freelance, or contract work, opportunities. This may be a good time to explore freelancing, or a blend of freelancing and traditional employment.

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How’s your elevator speech?

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Not sure how your elevator speech is—or even what an elevator speech is?

Now’s the time to dust off, create, or brush up your 30-second career pitch.

That’s your elevator speech: a quick and unique introduction to who you are, what you do best, and why someone should hire you.

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