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Finding Contacts Can Help in Tough Job Market

An internship and developing connections can help those looking for careers.Perhaps the glow of having just graduated from college has passed, especially now that you may be in the hunt for careers in one of the most difficult employment markets ever seen.

As the jobless rate hovers around 10 percent, you may find fewer opportunities than graduates in the past. That and you’re probably competing with other people who have lost work but have the added benefit of experience on their resume.

However, you still have options when trying to search for work. Recently, the Miami Herald polled a number of financial advisors to compile a list of suggestions for younger job hunters.

"To shine at job interview time, experts suggest job hunters take advantage of information sessions and informational interviews," the paper said.

One option, assuming you can afford it, is to look for an internship. While it may not offer any pay, it will result in dividends in the form of experience. It also gives you more contact in the industry.

After all, networking may be one of the keys to you finding work, the paper said.

Other options include management training initiatives and being willing to accept positions that may be a bit outside of your industry.ADNFCR-3389-ID-19863738-ADNFCR

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