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"]
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Look, I'm just going to say it. Not everybody should work for themselves. Right now, there's this huge craze about working independently, being self-employed, being your own boss. So much of this came out of the pandemic because people realized they wanted to have control over their careers and not be at the mercy of their employers' needs. But if you're looking to take control of your career, becoming self-employed is not always the best solution.

Still, there are many benefits to being self-employed. Let's take a look at those benefits before I dive into how you can take control of your career without having to quit your job and take on self-employment.

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