Job searching tips for the unemployed

Phillip Bailey, Cheryl Freeman Smith of the Chicago Urban League and Shquestra Sitawi of the YWCA offered the following tips for recently unemployed job seekers: 

 

*Tell everyone you know that you just lost your job.

*Expand your network by sharing it with others.

*Use a legitimate temporary agency and express open availability.

*Research the company and tailor your resume to the job description.

*Look at available job development programs.

*Make sure you and your references have professional email addresses and telephone numbers.

*Think about presentation in your resume and during the interview.

*Make sure that you follow up after the interview.

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