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10 Timely Tips for Job Seekers

Contact: Trina Selstad, 719-487-8012, writetrina@yahoo.com

DENVER, Sept. 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today a job search can be lengthy and difficult. Human resources professional Trina Selstad emphasizes that "following sound job search advice and staying personally encouraged is more important than ever."

Selstad provides the following job search tips:

1. Focus on quality not quantity. One tends to think that by sending out resumes by the hundreds one is bound to get results. However, the opposite approach is much more effective. Take the time to truly customize each resume and cover letter.

2. Proof and re-proof resumes, applications, cover letters and all correspondence you send to potential employers.

3. The internet makes the job application process very impersonal. When possible, follow-up and confirm the receipt of your resume in person or by phone.

4. Stay organized. Keep track of where you apply and with whom you follow-up. Make a list of weekly goals and tasks that you want to accomplish.

5. Thoroughly prepare for each job interview. Research the company and carefully consider responses to potential interview questions.

6. Interviews are often offered on short notice. Make sure your interview outfit is professional and ready-to-go.

7. Be Flexible. Sometimes accepting a lower paying or less than ideal job is worthwhile in the long term. There is definitely a value to working in your field of choice, even if the position is not everything you hoped for.

8. Don't put your life on hold until you find work. Allow time for activities that you enjoy. Stay connected with family and friends.

9. Practice good nutrition and exercise regularly. This may not seem relevant to a job search but it actually is. You'll need your stamina now while looking for work and you’ll need it when you start your new job.

10. Remember that your worth as a person is not determined by whether you are employed or presently unemployed, nor whether your job reflects your full potential. You are a unique creation with value beyond measure.

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Trina Selstad has more than a decade of experience in human resources and is the author of "The Bible Believer's Job Search Handbook" recently published by WestBow Press.