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If it's been a while since you've looked for a job, Manciagli suggests spending some time brushing up on your job search skills so you'll get the best results.
Oftentimes, she says, people engage in what she calls RAA, or random acts of applications, meaning they send out their resume to any company they can find. This may stem from the job-hunting myth that you should take whatever you can get, as soon as you can get it. Instead, Manciagli advises spending time researching companies so you can target organizations where you're most likely to have success.
In addition, spend time reading blogs and books from career experts in order to get some coaching on the best practices for job hunting in today's workforce.