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7 Ways the Sequester Affects Your Job Search

How Cuts in Washington Will Affect Your Job Hunt on Main Street

1. Look for "Hot Jobs"

Research industries that are actually hiring and see how you can transfer your skills there if need be. Industries such as “sin” jobs (alcohol, tobacco, gambling), entertainment, DIY (think Home Depot), education, certain areas of healthcare and anything that takes advantage of the economy, such as pawn/loan/consignment will often have more openings than others during economic downturns.