Help Wanted: Five tricks to speed up your job search

You’ve got a lot on your plate and not a lot of time to spend searching for a new job. You can streamline that search so the process is faster and more efficient.

Here are the five tricks you need to know to do that according to U.S. News & World Report:

1.) Name your resume. So many people save and send theirs as "resume.doc." Give it a new name, specific to you, that a potential employer can find easily.

2.) Save search result links on a spreadsheet so you can find them more easily later.

3.) Use LinkedIn’s groups to communicate directly with people in your target companies.

4.) Make yourself easy to find on LinkedIn. Put your name and email address in the very first line of your summary section on your profile. 

5.) Be realistic when applying for jobs.

To see the full list, click here.

The Kentucky Career Center in Paducah, at 416 S. 6th St., is holding the following hiring events:

1.) Extra Help: The group is at the center every third Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., hiring general laborers, clerical and professional positions.

2.) Harrah’s Metropolis Casino: The company will be at the center on from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. on April 7, hiring for multiple positions.

3.) West Kentucky Community And Technical College: WKCTC will be at the center from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 6 to discuss available training opportunities.

TempsPlus of Paducah is also looking to hire for several positions in the west Kentucky area. To see an updated list, click here.

If there’s a job opening or hiring event you’d like me to pass along, email me at

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