Article Title: Where have all the good jobs gone?
Author Byline: CareerAlley
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Good question. Not as many jobs as there used to be (and seems like less each week), but there are jobs. This blog and today’s theme is about how to find a job. Coincidentally, Fortune Magazine’s cover story this issue is “How to get a job”. So let’s get started.

  • How to get a job – The theme of this story is very similar to what I’ve been saying for months (8 months to be exact). Yes, the current unemployment rate is 8.6% and yes, last week another 600,000+ people joined the unemployed, but there are tens of thousands of jobs out there. The second half of the tag line of the article is “Millions of people were hired last month!”. The article is worth a read for several reasons, not the least of which there are plenty of good tips (and they use a headline that is very similar to one I used in an earlier blog “Hey Brother, Can Your Spare a Job?“.
  • Successful Job Searching – This article, by, provides a step-by-step guide to finding a job. Categories include Write a Resume, Complete a Job Application, Find Job Listings plus a long list of other resources. The right side of this article has a link to several videos – “10 thinks to do after a layoff” and “How to prepare for a job interview”.
  • How to find a job during a recessionCNN weighs in with an article on how to find a job. Another step-by-step article with topics such as trying freelance work, freshen your skills, networking, polish your brand (like my “market yourself”). The middle of the article has additional links to job related articles.
  • HOW TO FIND A JOB? – Not sure why there is a question mark at the end of this page’s name, but don’t be fooled by the first page. There are a number of links on this site to resources such as job search, job applications, resumes, cover letters and more. Each link leads to a robust page with information on the topic. At the bottom of the page are several other links to Work Menu (several resources here), Training, Where (like, where to find a job) and Who can help (many more resources).
  • Liven Up Your Job Hunt – Tips for When Things Look Bleak – This article, from Keppie Careers, provides a number of great tips for your job search. The site is dedicated to careers and job search and is jam packed with links. Click on any of the categories (right side of page) to find context related articles. Popular posts are on the right as well, with a number of excellent links to other websites in the blogroll.
  • How to Get Into Medical Sales – This dynamic resource from Peggy McKee, the Medical Sales Recruiter, provides templates for the critical documents needed in your pursuit of a job in the medical sales arena. Peggy also provides more than one hour of audio coaching that guides you through every step of document preparation and presentation. It has tons of insider tips that can help you transition into the recession-proof niche of medical sales, even if you have no experience in the medical arena. There are a couple of other great products that she provides, check them out at the 30/60/90 day sales plan website.

Good luck in your search.

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.

About the author, Chief Executive Restaurant Recruiter

Born in Arkansas, moved to FL for 3 years as a youngster. Lived in GA most of my life. Married in 1985, 2 kids, one of each. Graduate of USNA Class of 1980. Love golf, computers, poker, photography, and gadgets.

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