When the job market is tough, it's really important to effectively manage your job search. It's not a question, these days, of creating your resume, writing a cover letter, applying for jobs, getting called for an interview, and getting a job offer.
It's not that simple. There are fewer positions available and more candidates for every job opening. You not only have to be competitive - you have to be super-competitive and able to make a strong positive impression on every single hiring manager, recruiter, and networking contact.
That's not always so easy. There are so many facets of job searching today - applying for jobs, resume posting, connecting on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, professional branding - that it can be hard to keep track.
However, there are free tools, like JibberJobber, that are available to help organize and run your job search and your career. You'll save a lot of time, because you'll be managing your job search in one place, rather than flipping back and forth between email and a bunch of different web sites. Here is a selection of job search management tools, along with advice on how they can help you expedite your job search.
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