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Job Boards Yield Minimal Results

With the intense competition for jobs, sending resumes to job boards yields little results. Employers may get 100 to 400 resumes for each job and will unlikely look at most of them.  Rather they will ask employees inside for referrals. 

Only 13.2 percent of external hires in 2009 were made via job boards, according to a corporate study by CareerXroads.  Instead use job boards for seeking information about skills needed for each position to determine if it fits you. A much more powerful approach is to spend your time joining networks and associations to contact personally with people who could lead you to your next job. 

Remember there is no substitute for phone calls and handshakes. Go to industry networking events to maintain and build new connections.

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"I frequently tell my clients and students to keep opening up doors--you never know what may be on the other side. Below is my personal story, which illustrates how the doors I opened in my life led to a satisfying and successful career." - Janice E. Reha

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