15 Resolutions You Should Make this Year to Get Ahead
by Denene Brox, Salary.com contributing writer

Resolution 8: Stop using the recession as an excuse not to find a new job

Have you been holding tightly to your job, scared to venture out into the shark-infested job search waters for the past several years?

If you feel stuck in a rut and you're ready for something new, it's time to move past recession-based fears and put yourself back on the job market. Sure, the competition may be tougher, but that's no reason to remain on the sidelines.

Resolve to: Brush up your resume and cover letter -- updating them so that if you come across an exciting new job opportunity, you're ready to be a strong contender for the job.  


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