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The Essentials of Business Etiquette: How to Greet, Eat, and Tweet Your Way to Success by Barbara Pachter

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87. Just Do It! Job-Hunting Tips

There are no jobs out there, so why bother looking?

You shouldn’t let a discouraging job market stop you from searching for work. Times may be tough, but that means job seekers need to be even more diligent. There are still jobs available, and the professionals who are persistent, prepared, and polished will have an advantage.

Here are 10 tips that may help you land a job:

1. Approach your job search as if it were your job. Work every day at your search. Stay focused. Each week, set a number of contacts or connections to make and activities to carry out. It is easy to avoid looking, but if you do that, you won’t find a job. If you keep looking, you will increase your chances of finding the right position for you. ...

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