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AT THE OFFICE: Fliers on parked cars drive job search

Published 05/04/2009, McClatchy Newspapers

After he was laid off in January, James Mallett, 44, did what job seekers are told to do: The salesman fine-tuned his resume, attended job fairs, culled online ads, contacted companies and expanded his networking. He didn't get a nibble. Then, Mallett's wife, Pam, started driving around placing copies of James' resume and a cover letter under windshield wipers of parked cars. She blanketed parking lots in potentially promising areas of Charlotte, as well as higher-end restaurants where she figured executives might be dining.

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