Recently, businesses have had to cut-back in order to be able to save money. This has equated to millions of Americans losing their jobs. If you have recently lost your job, finding new employment may be very difficult during these tough economic times. Featured below are some tips that should help you in your search. And once your find a job, it is important that you understand how to create job stability.

- Increase your job-hunting. Looking for a job is similar to doing sales. Meaning, job-searching is a numbers game. It can take thirty 'no's' before you get a 'yes'. Therefore increase your odds of finding a job by getting yourself out there and submit as many applications as you can.

- Attempt to achieve more face-to-face meetings with potential employers. Doing so will help you sell yourself as a person on a personal level as opposed to being judged solely on your resume and whatever communication you utilize (phone, email, etc.). You want to make as much of an impression as you can.

- Be open minded and flexible. That means taking part-time work and/or contract work if they become available before you are able to locate a full-time job. Also, considering accepting full-time employment at a lower pay rate than you are looking for. You want to get your foot in the door with the anticipation that your hard work will pay off and you will move up that company ladder! Don't forget...earning less is better than earning nothing!

- Consider expanding your horizons by relocating. This is really something to consider especially if you live in a small city where jobs are scarce. Bigger cities = more jobs!

- Utilize the hidden job market. That means being proactive and contacting employers directly. Your initiative may be appreciated. Also, speak with friends, family and even former co-workers and employers. They may be able to help you find a job. Word of mouth is a very strong force!

- Take advantage of the Internet. That includes searching help-wanted ads on Craigs List as well as job sites like In addition, LinkedIn is an awesome source for locating employment. You may even consider looking on Facebook.

- Have your resume on you at all times! You don't know when you are going to meet a potential employer. In addition to having a paper copy, have a digital version you can email at all times on your phone. If you don't have a Blackberry, Droid, iPhone or any type of phone that you can store and email your resume, GET ONE!

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