How To Find A Job When You’ve Been Looking Forever by Susan Adams

What to do when the hunt for employment grinds on for months and months.

Though the nation has supposedly been in recovery since June of last year, jobs have not been added nearly as fast as they were lost during the recession. According to an analysis published in The New York Times, it will take almost a decade for the economy to restore all the jobs the recession took away. That’s why so many Americans are finding that their job search extends for months, and in the worst cases years.

What’s the best way to find a job when you’ve been out of work for a long time? Staying focused and determined in the midst of an ever-worsening employment picture is one of the toughest career challenges out there, says Eileen Wolkstein, a New York career coach with more than 25 years’ experience. But there are ways you can keep your spirits up and increase your chances while sharpening your long-term hunt for work.

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