Hitting the Ground Running

Lesley M. Malone

Abstract


On average seventy to eighty percent of employment is found through networking and of those positions only twenty percent are advertised publicly. With a national recession, most college graduates or professionals experiencing a career change are facing increasingly stiff competition. It is important to find a way to make yourself stand out in the pack. This article addresses a few simple, non-traditional techniques to securing the job you want. Bytaking a closer look at your individual motivation for the position and examining what employers value over experience and knowledge, this article gives some suggestions to help modify your job search.

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