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After three years of being unemployed I’ m looking for every advantage to get a new job. One place to begin is with your cover letter. I’ve tried many ideas and slants, some worked, some didn’t.

TheResumeBuilder.com says, “When it comes to applying for a job, you have to present the most perfect version of yourself on paper, and then later in person. ”

But after some time, I looked for help. There’s many good resources on the Internet. One is Amazing Cover Letters. Don’t let the name fool, as it is rather self-promoting, but they have good ideas and resources.

They can help you create a new cover letter or clean up one that you created. Amazing Cover Letters does the job. We need help in this economy. Check out Amazing Cover Letters, and let them help you.

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BY SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — After two years on the unemployment rolls, Selena Forte thought she’d found a temporary job at a delivery company that matched her qualifications.

But Forte, a 55-year-old from Cleveland, said a recruiter for an employment agency told her that she would not be considered for the job because she had been out of work too long. She had lost her job driving a bus.

“They didn’t even want to hear about my experience,” Forte said. “It didn’t make sense. You’re always told, ‘Just go out there and get a job.”

Forte, scraping by as a part-time substitute school bus driver, is part of a growing number of unemployed or underemployed Americans who complain they are being screened out of job openings for the very reason they’re looking for work in the first place. Some companies and job agencies prefer applicants who already have jobs or haven’t been jobless too long.

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After suffering through several years of dismal summer job markets, not only will there be more hourly positions this year, but they will pay better.

More than half of hiring managers, or 55%, said they plan to hire seasonal workers this summer, according to the survey released Thursday from hourly job site SnagAJob.com. That’s the highest percentage since SnagAJob started the survey four years ago.

Read CNNMoney.com article.

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Job hunting expenses can be tax deductible

February 9, 2011

Unemployed job seekers are entitled to some tax breaks, but most people have only a hazy idea of what they are. Let’s say you’re out of work and buy new clothes — and, while you’re at it, get a new haircut — for job interviews. Then suppose you use your home office as a base, [...]

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