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Time to Decide: Are You an Active or Passive Job Seeker?

My guess is most of you consider yourselves to be active job seekers. Why else would you pick up this book? I'm here to tell you that even though you might be an active job seeker today, you should always be a passive job seeker—meaning, career development is an ongoing process. Sometimes, it involves getting a new job. Sometimes, it means you're trying to get a promotion within your existing company, or switch careers altogether. Maybe you have a bright idea and want to start your own business.

My point is, we can't predict the future, so you should always be on the lookout for opportunities regarding your career.

But to get started on finding your dream job, you first need to decide how to approach the hunt. Do you go for a midnight ambush? Do you come ashore inside the belly of a wooden horse? Do you wait for a headhunter to come a-knockin'?

Here are the most common game plans when it comes to finding a job using the Internet. Just because you use one technique today doesn't mean you can't switch gears and try a different approach down the road. But what you do need to do is have a road map in front of you so you don't get off track, and so you can make the most of your time on the online job-hunting expedition.

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