5 Tips to Speed Up Your Job Hunt
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- These are troubling times for the worker. According to Gallup, only 42% of U.S. adults work full time, which the polling firm defines as Americans 18 or older working more than 30 hours per week.
If you've been laid off recently and want to get right back on the job track, you're going to need a plan.
We'll get to that job search blueprint in a moment. The first move to make, experts say, is to not blame your previous employer for your predicament, and to keep things positive.
"People lose their jobs for many reasons," says Kathy Harris, a managing partner at Harris Allied, a New York City executive recruiting firm. "Maybe their company has decided to outsource or sell a division; it's purely a financial decision; or the nature of the work or business has changed. Even in cases when you're fired for poor performance, it's important to leave that embarrassment at the door and put the past behind you so you can look forward."
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