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By Ellis Eskew

Finding a job right now can be tough.
According to the latest reports, while the nation added 88-thousand jobs in March, that's only about half what analysts were expecting.

Phones lines were busy Wednesday evening at Alabama News Network as state experts took your calls and questions on how to find a job.

"It's looking like most places in the state, Montgomery included, the top jobs are truck drivers and nurses as well as retail sales. Mainly truck drivers and nurses. Those are the most in demand jobs we've got in all areas of  the state right now," said Tara Hutchison, Communications Manager for the Department of Labor.

Laquan Robinson is a student at Alabama State. And right now he is feeling good about his chances of finding a job.

"I'm going to come in with a bachelor's of business management. The management field is good," said Robinson.

But not everyone feels that way.
And job experts say networking could be your best bet to landing a good job.

 "The importance of networking just can't be overstated. If you're in church, your parents have friends, or online put it out there that you are looking for a job. Connect with your friends, take an internship," said Hutchison.

And if you do get an interview, you'll need to do your homework.

"You need to research that company. Go into that interview able to talk to the interviewer about the company and what you know about the company," said Brinda Barrett.

Something that Laquan Robinson is already planning ahead for.

"Make sure my clothes are picked out and pressed neatly the night before. Look in the mirror and practice the way I talk. Make sure I ask myself questions they may ask to help better prepare yourself to feel less nervous," said Robinson.

To post your resume on the state's database, click here.


 



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