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  • Job market's still tough. Seven ways to reenergize your job search.

    Job market's still tough. Seven ways to reenergize your job search.

    For America's jobless, the labor market is sending conflicting signals. On one hand, unemployment in December dropped to 9.4 percent, its lowest rate in 19 months, the US Department of Labor reported Friday. On the other hand, a separate Labor survey showed that the economy added only 103,000 jobs, when economists were expecting about 150,000 new nonfarm jobs. What to make of it all? In fits and starts, the economy is staging a very modest recovery, but it may take years before the nation regains the jobs it lost during the Great Recession. To find a job, many unemployed Americans may need to reenergize their own job search. Here are seven ways to do it:

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  • Job market's still tough. Seven ways to reenergize your job search.

    Job market's still tough. Seven ways to reenergize your job search.

    For America's jobless, the labor market is sending conflicting signals. On one hand, unemployment in December dropped to 9.4 percent, its lowest rate in 19 months, the US Department of Labor reported Friday. On the other hand, a separate Labor survey showed that the economy added only 103,000 jobs, when economists were expecting about 150,000 new nonfarm jobs. What to make of it all? In fits and starts, the economy is staging a very modest recovery, but it may take years before the nation regains the jobs it lost during the Great Recession. To find a job, many unemployed Americans may need to reenergize their own job search. Here are seven ways to do it:

  • Résumé writing 101: Keywords can make you stand out

    Résumé writing 101: Keywords can make you stand out

    Employers need quick ways to sort through the thousands of résumés they receive. One favorite method is the keyword search. If you use the keywords companies are looking for, your résumé has a better chance of standing out, job-search advisers say. Here are five résumé-writing tips to take advantage of keywords:

  • Extreme job hunt: Applicants ditch resumes for guerilla tactics

    Extreme job hunt: Applicants ditch resumes for guerilla tactics

    When traditional job-hunting methods fail, some are turning to the unconventional.