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My job search is going nowhere. How can I revive it?

Q: My job search is going nowhere. How can I revive it?
A: Be sure you have a clear “theory of the search” that is positive and easy to convey. Then, go beyond the one-size-fits-few resume that focuses solely on tasks but instead craft one that presents your career cohesively and incorporates outcomes. Write a short cover letter that foreshadows rather than repeats the resume. Network and respond to postings, not just one or the other. At an interview, differentiate yourself and prioritize the employer and clients rather than what the job would do for your career.  
If you wisely conduct a search with enthusiasm and momentum, you’ll reinvigorate it and the results will energize you to see it through to a strong conclusion…a role you want and enhanced job search skills you can share with others.