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Job searching got you stressed out? Frustrated that you have too many searches, too many resumes, and not enough time? Watch the video featuring Nicole Williams to get the help you need. Keep reading for more tips.

The top-five search

Choosing five companies to follow gives you a clear idea of what they are looking for. Pay close attention to the content on their website.

  • Mission statement
  • Benefit packages
  • Volunteer/Internship Opportunities
  • Job opening/closing dates

Never hesitate to call to start networking. In a tech-centered world, it's easy to fall into the trap of sending out resume after resume without getting a response. Having the top-five company approach means you will have the time to make connections with the most important people in your job search--Human Resource personnel and current employees and the higher-ups. Try these strategies when calling. You'll never miss an opportunity if you ask these "top five if" questions...

  • If someone will review your resume or cover letter.
  • If there are any freelance positions offered.
  • If your skill set matches what the company is looking for.
  • If there are open opportunities to improve your skill set.
  • If you could shadow at the company for a day.

These "top five if" questions will show your top five companies that you are interested in them. In return, they will find it hard to resist paying attention to you and your resume when you apply for a job. Be sure to plan ahead and be professional.

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