posted by Andrea Griffith-Girtz in Local

Job Search Strategies

September 1, 2010

ECONOMIC TALK: With the Georgia unemployment rate at 9.9%, it isn't enough to simply send out resumes anymore. The jobless are being forced to come up with new ways to stand out to potential employers.

Many are doing freelance work or taking on internships just to get a foot in the door. In fact, Forbes Woman profiles a 60-year-old intern who was laid off from her full-time job in 2009.

Have you interned for free, gone back to school, taken a job paying less than your former salary or started your own business?

What are your job search strategies, frustrations and experiences?

Despite all that's happened, do you feel hopeful?

(AP Photo)

UPDATED: A new report indicates unemployment has affected three out of four Americans. Wow.

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