How to Land a New Job in 2012

Always bring questions to a job interview.

Some business people offer a helping hand to college students by paying for their education.

Some business people offer a helping hand to college students by paying for their education.

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Lindsay Olson is a founding partner and public relations recruiter with Paradigm Staffing and Hoojobs, a niche job board for public relations, communications and social media jobs.

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Create your own business. When you look at the history of business over the last 100 years, you will find that many of today's most successful companies started in the 1930s—the same decade as the Great Depression. The fact is, innovation and business growth comes out of downed economies because entrepreneurs are problem solvers (and there are certainly enough problems to be solved in times such as these). We are in the age of the entrepreneur. The new economy has forever changed the social norms of yesteryear, so 2012 is as good a time as any to join the entrepreneurial revolution. So break free of the resume life, start something small that can grow organically with hard work and undying passion, and make it in this world on your own.

Scott Gerber is the founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council and co-founder of Gen Y Capital Partners.