How Long Will a Job Search Take in 2010?

How Long Will a Job Search Take in 2010? | CAREEREALISM.comI know most of our readers have the 'A New Job in the New Year' resolution going on for 2010. However, the question of if/when we'll land a new job is a true unknown. FACT: Job search duration varies a lot. Why? Well, for starters, a job seeker's knowledge with respect to the most effective way to look for a job (i.e. ability to leverage social media and other networking techniques, proper resume design, effective interviewing skills, etc.) impacts how long they look. Then, factor in things like salary requirements, industry, location, skills, education-level, experience-level, and of course, actual job openings, and you start to see how a job search can take a lot longer than a person plans on. So, my question to all of you is this: [poll id="5"]

In this week's episode of Well This Happened, we discussed Rich's tough situation.

Rich left his job to take care of a sick family member. Now, 2 years later, Rich is trying to re-enter the work force. However, he's finding it difficult to explain that 2 year gap in his work history during interviews. We asked you how you would answer this question, did you guess correctly? Find out if you won here!

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