Six Tips to Help Land a New Job

Here's how top career experts say you can improve your job-seeking skills in a worsening economy

Just months ago, Citigroup's (C) plan to eliminate 53,000 jobs (BusinessWeek.com, 11/17/08) would have been shocking. That was then. Within the past few weeks, Ford Motor (F), Starbucks (SBUX), General Motors (GM), Washington Mutual, and other big-name companies have announced similar cuts, pushing the civilian jobless rate to a 14-year high of 6.5%. Today, more than 10 million Americans are searching for work. Many have college degrees, management skills, and white-collar work experience; in a stronger economy, they'd be gainfully employed. But for the immediate future, an all-important question looms: What now?

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