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Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities, 3rd Edition by Daniel J. Ryan Ph.D.

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CHAPTER 7Other Ways to Generate Job Leads

Although the most effective way to search for a job is through networking, you do not want to ignore some of the more traditional means, either. There are certainly plenty of people who have had luck in their job search by utilizing the want ads, the Internet, and other tools.

Using the Newspaper to Find Leads

Whenever I lead job search seminars, I ask “Where do you find out about job openings?” Each time I do, a bunch of hands will go up, and the first person will always say “the newspaper.” After that answer, 90 percent of the hands will go down. When I probe a little further, I find that the person is always referring to the want ads in the classified advertising section of the newspaper. However, ...

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