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How to Find Employment by Using Side Doors! Researching and Marketing yourself to Companies

One of the most effective job search strategies you can implement is to research companies or organizations that you would like to work for and then introduce yourself to the decision makers. Yes, this does require effort and creativity, but it sure beats getting the all too often silent treatment after you have applied for a position online! It is a pro-active approach to targeting you, the product, to the customer, the employer.

Finding information about small companies and the people who hire can be difficult and may require some digging. Join us on Thursday, June 6, 2013 @ 9:30am in the Bostick Auditorium for Career Encore! Where job seekers meet monthly, network and receive free workforce enforcement advice.

We will share how to use back doors to unlock the doors and find the work you love!


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