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Graduate to a Great Career: How Smart Students, New Graduates and Young Professionals can Launch BRAND YOU by Catherine Kaputa

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CHAPTER 4The Winning 70–30 Job Hunt Plan

What’s your game plan for finding a job?

For many new grads and young professionals, the answer is a no-brainer. Surf the Internet for openings, fill out as many online applications as possible, and wait for a response.

Cruising the job boards and filling out lots of outline applications seems like a good strategy. These are actual jobs, right?

The Online Job Hunting Loop of Despair

In most cases, the job specs are based on boilerplate from the previous job description. Then the hiring manager and the HR department powwow over what additional specs to add. Often, before long, you have a job spec with six to ten bullets or more. Not many people could have all of those skills even after a decade in the workplace, ...

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