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If you’re like me, you like to kick off the new year by reflecting on the goals you set last year and begin to set new ones for the coming year. For a lot of people, their No. 1 New Year’s goal is to get new job or launch a new business.
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This is a wonderful time of the year to relax, recharge and refocus before the new year begins. It’s also an ideal time for family and friends to gather to catch up, and for you to reflect and begin to focus on your 2017 goals, particularly as they relate to your career. Whether you’re employed and searching for a new job or unemployed and seeking a job, now is the perfect time to develop your execution plan. Here are a few pointers to help you get focused and stay ahead in your job search.
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This summer AARP Academy is hosting job search webinars to help you land your next great gig. Sessions will help teach you how to find the jobs that fit your skills and ex perience, craft your résumé so that it conveys your ability to do the job and sell yourself in the interview. Featured webinars start this month and conclude in August (June 14 — available on-demand — July 21 and Aug. 9). They lead up to AARP's Virtual Career Fair on Sept. 20. Experts will introduce you to tools and strategies that will also help prepare you to chat online with employers at the fair.
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The new year is a good time to reflect, recharge, regain your momentum and renew your commitment to achieving goals.  It’s the time when many are thinking about changing careers or simply finding a new job. It’s a great time to jump-start the new you!
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The following post is by an AARP member who wanted to share his experience in finding a new position. He requested anonymity for himself and his current and former employers.
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Tales from the newly laid-off have been overflowing my Facebook news feed of late.
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The good news for job seekers: The government's most recent employment report finally puts total employment at pre-recession levels, with nearly 9 million more jobs than at its low point.
AARP's Bulletin Today offers job hunting strategies when you're using the web.
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