Job Search Strategy

Moving to Chicago

I just moved to Chicago from Michigan and the job search has been overwhelming. I have 11 years of experience in the Mortgage/Banking industry with Operations, Compliance, Risk Management, Legal and Quality Control. All skills I feel I can transfer.
I really want to make a change. I find the recruiters and placement agencies exhausting. I have been searching now for 2 months and must find something soon. In Michigan, I always relied on networking and even in a slump found employment. This move to Chicago has been wonderful, I know I want to be here.
Do you have any advice on the right approach. I know if I could get my foot in the door that would be a start.

Welcome to Chicago! A job search IS overwhelming, and especially if you are unfamiliar and unconnected with the new city. It sounds like you have some strong skills that indeed can be transferable. I don't have the benefit of knowing all that you have attempted, but here are a few more suggestions.

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Finding a Niche

I have taken many different classes in a variety of fields, I am 36 years old and I still cannot focus on what is my true passion. My goal is to make a good salary, but I want a career which I can enjoy to the fullest. How do I find my niche?

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Finding Jobs in My Field

 I specialize in selling ad space. My background is in radio, newspaper, and special events. Could you direct me to the web sites that I should be searching? I prefer to work with local companies as I am now representing out of town firms.

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Finding Work in Difficult Economic Times

I am curious about the best approach to finding a position in this difficult economic times.
During a time of great competition you need to embark on a search that is focused, strategic and assertive. You must have a strong sense of your skills and value and be informed about the needs of the marketplace. If you need more education, get it! Target the types of companies that can benefit from your skill set and do your best to network into the company, check their website for openings and position yourself and your application in a way that makes you stand out. A good career counselor can help you navigate the difficult waters!

Good Luck!
The Career Experts @ ChicagoJobs.org

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7 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Job Interviews

You've heard the obvious job interview advice: don't be late, don't dress inappropriately, and don't curse your former employer. You've been around the block—you know this stuff.
What ELSE might be going wrong? Here a few things I've observed in my years of working with clients.

1) Being Cocky
They're good at what they do, they know it, and they communicate that they're somehow above the process. Some others don't prepare because "I'm really good at interviewing." Others underestimate what's coming and just wing it.
2) Not being able to articulate your skills
I've seen a lot of very accomplished people who can't articulate their skills, especially people who haven't had to look for work in a long time. Unless you can clearly articulate how you produce value, your chances of getting hired are close to nil.

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JOB SEARCH ADVICE FROM THE EXPERTS

By Alison Doyle, About.com Guide
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/jobsearchtips/a/jobadvice.htm

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Finding a Niche

I want a career which I can enjoy to the fullest. How do I find my niche?

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