When looking for a job, candidates must be realistic, especially about how long a search can take, career coach Arnie Fertig writes in this blog post. Job seekers should read up on current best practices -- including how to network online and in the real world -- and they should expect the search to take awhile, he warns. "Treat your job search as a long-term process, and chip away at it every day. When viewed this way, each bump along the way won't feel quite so devastating," Fertig writes.

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