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The Information and Knowledge Professional's Career Handbook by Jill Hurst-Wahl, Ulla de Stricker

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Looking for a job: tips and tricks

Going on a hunt

We all ignore conventional wisdom encouraging us to be looking for new opportunities at all times. If you are happy where you are, why bother? First, looking around for opportunities takes time you may not have – but what if a new opportunity presents itself today and you must respond immediately? Second, discovering new employment opportunities requires you to position yourself to be able to hear or see those opportunities. That means not only finding them once they are public, but also hearing about them before job announcements are sent out. In fact, you want people to think of you when they have an opening, and that occurs if you have been promoting your knowledge and skills – something ...

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