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5 job search shortcuts to speed up the process DENVER, CO -- 1) Know what you want so that people can help you. Knowing what you want accomplishes two important things. First, you give your network important clues about who they know who can help you. Second, you reassure your network that their credibility won't be damaged when they refer you to someone. By referring you, they are putting their credibility at risk. If you make a bad impression, you hurt them, too.

2) Clearly communicate what you want to do NEXT. Your job search is about your future - not your past! Make your target job clear in all your communications and, particularly, in your resume, online profiles, and other job search documents. 3) Ask people for help (and help them, too). Put your network to work. Former co-workers, former bosses, former clients, current and former neighbors, current and former classmates, etc. Networking is what connects people to jobs 70% to 80% of the time!

4) Pay attention. Recruiters and employers get the impression that some job seekers don't seem to read the job posting past the job title. So, show them that YOU are different by paying attention all the way through the process from the initial connection to the acceptance. 5) Use the Internet as a tool, not a solution. Be sure your LinkedIn Profile is up-to-date and spiffy. Twitter intelligently. Watch your Facebook friends and privacy.

Jones College Letter To Graduates

Dear Graduate:

Jones College is committed to providing a quality education to its students. The core curriculum for our varied programs of study must be constantly reviewed for up-to-date content if we are to help our future graduates meet the professional challenges they face.

We are asking you, as a Jones College perspective graduate, to participate in this vital review process by completing the enclosed combined Career Development Exit Interview/Graduate Satisfaction Survey. Please be assured that the information provided will be used for the sole purpose mentioned above. No information provided by you will be given or sold to anyone outside of Jones College.

Jones College is nationally accredited through the Accreditation Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). This accrediting institution receives its accreditation granting authority from the U.S. Department of Education. The Combined exit interview/graduate satisfaction survey we are asking you to complete is part of our College's requirement to maintain its accreditation through ACICS. Completion of the survey is a requirement in obtaining your degree from Jones College.

We appreciate your cooperation with this survey and would also like you to know that career development service is here to serve our graduates and our community's employers at no cost.

Career Development Department

Complete the required exit interview/graduate satisfaction survey.


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