Average Katrina Job Seeker Likely To Take 4-6 Months To Land Job

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The typical job search lasts 4-6 months. Every second you spend searching is a second you're not earning. For displaced people seeking jobs after Hurricane Katrina, delay is the enemy.

Job seeker mistakes make typical searches last 4-6 months. For those displaced by Hurricane Katrina, that could mean the difference between rebuilding their lives and spiraling downward. As challenging as it may be, unemployed Katrina victims need to move fast, but not panic. Putting food on the table and getting some stability is certainly a priority. But taking a dead-end or ill-fitting job out of desperation can add to the frustration the disaster has caused many families. The lifetime cost can be staggering as well.

A newly published report by job search expert Roy Miller of website http://www.Job-Search-Guidepost.com shows the potentially staggering lifetime cost of conducting job searches the typical way. Miller says, "Most people never think about the cost of job search delay. Posting a resume online and waiting for the phone to ring doesn't get it done anymore. And if Katrina left you out of work, you need to go beyond that quickly."

As recently as last year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that younger baby boomers average 10.2 jobs between ages 18 and 38. Using an even more conservative lifetime estimate of seven job changes, Miller's report shows a typical worker's total lifetime job searching cost to be well over $500,000. That includes lost wages, lost benefits, and lost investment returns.

Unemployed Katrina victims have no choice about making a job change at this point. Many have had their lives turned upside-down. They can minimize the lifetime financial damage by acting quickly to find well-fitting jobs that can help them get back on track.

Miller says, "The biggest mistake most job seekers make is trying to go it alone. Getting professional help along the way can mean the difference between days of job searching and months."

Fortunately, good help doesn't have to break the bank. Some excellent help costs very little, or nothing. When every second counts, though, people don't have days or months to search for it. The web can speed things up, and http://www.Job-Search-Guidepost.com is just one place unemployed Katrina victims can find good help. The online job search community has poured out support. Katrina victims who need job search help will find it increasingly available online.

For additional information on how to avoid job search delay, contact Roy Miller or visit http://www.Job-Search-Guidepost.com.

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