5 ways to beat the tough job market

This is not your run-of-the-mill recessionary job market, and tactics that worked in years past won't get you behind a desk this time.

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Work your Rolodex
Work your Rolodex
To score an in-person meeting, don't just ask for a job; offer something in return, like intel on the competition.
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Last updated March 30 2009: 10:41 AM ET
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