Career Software development

How to find a job in this difficult market?

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Particularly in the IT (software development) field. Obviously the No. 1 thing is “never give up”. I started looking about 9 months ago when I felt “the need to look”: both for defense (fear of lay off) and offense (opportunities better matching my interest and skill). I had to admit finding a job is not an easy thing in this environment. Why look for another job while one still has a job (besides the main reason behind the change)? The simple answer is, only when a person still has a job or other sources of income, he/she will have the space to look for something better.

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How to find a job in the recession?

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Compiled from various sources in last few months. I read those articles first from Yahoo Finance career-work section. A lot goodies there.

(AP) Even in a recession, some companies are hiring. Quote:

Help wanted: pharmacists, engineers and nurses. Believe it or not, even some banks are hiring, at least for their technology teams.

(CNN Money) They are hiring.

(Money magazine) Smart job strategies to avoid layoffs.