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Best approach to looking for a new job...

I was terminated from my job a the end of November. My husband and I decided it would be a good time to take some time off work, especially with the holidays, my sister dying, kids being out of school for Winter break, etc. So...now that I am going to start the job search, I'm not sure of the best way to approach it.

Should I send my resume to all of the places I would like to work or should I just try a couple at a time? I would hate to get more than one offer and end up hating the one I accept and then have "burned a bridge" at a place I turned down and not be considered for a position again. Is it ok to send resume to a place that says they don't have any positions open or that has a hiring freeze?

I haven't had to interview or look for a job for a long time, so I'm not sure what the rules are anymore...

I would send my resume to the places I thought I might want to work and are hiring.

If they have a hiring freeze, there's no real point.

I would definitely send more than a couple at a time though.......

I used to just apply to a few at a time and see what came... Now my approach is much more aggressive.

I send a resume to EVERYWHERE I WANT TO WORK. Even If there is a hiring freeze, sometimes if the right candiate comes along they will find a way (I was told this by a manager a long time ago).

Then when interviewing I usually make it known that I am looking for a career position and am exploring all my options = looking at other companies. And a sugar coat it with I want to find a place that I can stay and grow with, not waste their orientation dollars with me leaving in a few months.

Good luck with the job search!

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