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New Year, New Job Search Strategy

New Year, New Job Search Strategy

Sun Sentinel

Adjust your attitude

Job seekers often are stuck in the old paradigm that “I’m embarrassed to be out of work,” says Thomas Shea, CEO of the 30-year-old South Florida outplacement firm, Right Management. Don’t be: Workers stay in jobs an average of only four years today.

Another mistake is “woe is me” talk. “Letting them know how badly you need a job that’s not going to make companies hire you,” he says.

Shea recommends job candidates do a self-assessment of their strengths and then target six employers they admire and where they would be a good fit.

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