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How long does looking for a job take?

1) In this economy, should I take any job first, while searching for an ideal job? 2) how long does a normal job hunt take? 3) How long does it take for a company to reply, if they don't, what should I do? 4) Is tracking down the HR Manager a good idea? 5) What other methods besides internet searching is a good idea now?

Asked By: heyheysg - 5/13/2009
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looking? not long, getting one...different story... More
Answered By: Antonio A - 5/13/2009
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well I've been looking since xmas, applying to everything under the sun. I have a good education and I'm friendly and smart, but have not had any success. I know other people in the same situation as me, it's just depressing!
Answered By: chaos_emerald - 5/13/2009
 
i think that looking for a job takes a long time to do, but for some people it takes them not that much time.
Answered By: Tash - 5/13/2009
 
1) This depends on your personal situation. If you must have some sort of income to survive, you'll probably want to take what you can get. But if you have time and funds, be at least a little selective... More
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Answered By: PantherFan - 5/13/2009
 
2) The rule of thumb is for every $10,000 in salary figure on one month on average. So if you are looking for a job in the $35,000 - $40,000 range then expect on average somewhere around 3 - 4 months to find a job... More
Answered By: dancing_smurf - 5/13/2009
 
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