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Nov 22nd

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Prep steps: Welcome to the world of job searching

Every day, countless well-trained, well-educated, dedicated and successful people join the ranks of the newly unemployed.  Many have been gainfully employed for years, if not decades.  For some, looking for work seems like the equivalent of stepping off an airplane in a foreign land where the language and the landscape are completely unfamiliar.  You will get used to living with the natives, but before you actually begin job search journey, pack your bags, both physically and mentally.  Whether looking for work in carpentry, food service or aerospace engineering, every job seeker needs a few basic necessities.
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Survived a lay-off? Don’t get too comfortable

Rod relocated with his family for a position he thought was a sure thing.   Six months later, the only thing he knows for sure is that his job is safe for the next few months, but fifty of his co-workers have been let go, into a town where he has no connections, in an industry that’s going, in his words, “the way of the dinosaur.” Rod knows he’s lucky to have a job. But when the fickle finger of fate turns toward him, he wants to be ready. Brainstorming with Rod provided a wealth of ideas which might benefit others in his situation.
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Top ten must-haves for resumes

Those who are new to job seeking know the hardest part is getting started. They want to know, Do I need a resume?  One page or two? What to include? What to leave out? Who is looking at this thing, anyway? The answers are yes, one or two, not everything, not much, and anyone who wants to hire you.
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NAACP supported anti-Wage discrimination bill signed into law by President Obama

The NAACP applauds President Barack Obama's recent signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. The act, which has been a legislative priority for the NAACP since mid-2007, was the very first piece of legislation signed into law by President Obama, January 29.
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Coleman hosts budget meetings

Mayor Chris Coleman will hold two community conversations on the City budget that will outline to residents the severity of proposed cuts in state local government aid to Saint Paul and the options available to solve the projected $44 million deficit in the next two years.
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Klobuchar backs plan to limit CEO pay

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar last week expressed strong support for President Barack Obama’s plan to limit the compensation of executives whose companies receive federal assistance under the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP).
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If only they knew me: Informational interviews improve your job prospects

“I’m good at what I do. I’m always on time, I never call in sick. My manager gave me great reviews. But now I can’t find a job. If someone would just agree to meet me, I know they would want to hire me. How do I get noticed?”

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