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Year in review: Top job search tips for 2013

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You can shorten the time to find a new job if you understand the skills you can refine to move from step to site in the job search process. Here is a listing of tips your Detroit job search examiner reported in 2012:

How to prepare for phone interviews

“A phone interview can be extremely important in your quest for a job,” says Roos. “As a rule of thumb, you should schedule time for yourself for a phone interview just as you would for...Continue

Should you be looking for temporary, permanent, or contract work?

Most job seekers are focused on finding a permanent position. With Michigan’s double-digit unemployment, finding a good job can take months. In fact, some job searchers have been in the hunt for years. In No Worker...Continue

The truth behind recruiters use the references on your resume

In recent years companies often forbid their management and human resources people from giving negative references. Couple this with the ease of checking out a candidate’s Facebook or Linked In page and the result is that many believe...Continue

Should you negotiate your job offer?

Job hunting is one of the most stressful aspects of life so it is not surprising that when an offer is made the applicant accepts the position and compensation package without exception. In fact a survey by CareerBuilder.com found...Continue

The false hope that employee reference checks are worthwhile

Just as people embellished fishing stories applicants embellish their work history. Various surveys have gauged this embellishment to be present on 52 percent to 89 percent of all applications. Regardless of the actual percentage, one thing is certain: reference checks...Continue

Top advice during your job search

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