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Vicki Schweitzer (right), who is re-entering the job market after a company she worked for for sixteen-years closed, discusses her resume with her teacher Esther Maron, a teacher of a course entitled, 'Get Noticed and get that Job--Marketing Yourself in Today's Job Market', Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at Maron's residence in Simi Valley.

Photo by David Yamamoto, Special to The Star

Vicki Schweitzer (right), who is re-entering the job market after a company she worked for for sixteen-years closed, discusses her resume with her teacher Esther Maron, a teacher of a course entitled, "Get Noticed and get that Job--Marketing Yourself in Today's Job Market", Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at Maron's residence in Simi Valley.

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  • Vicki Schweitzer (right), who is re-entering the job market after a company she worked for for sixteen-years closed, discusses her resume with her teacher Esther Maron, a teacher of a course entitled, 'Get Noticed and get that Job--Marketing Yourself in Today's Job Market', Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at Maron's residence in Simi Valley.
  • Instructor Esther Maron, writes on the board during one of the classes of a four-week course designed to assist older job seekers, ages 50 to 64, at the Simi Valley Senior Center.
  • Esther Maron, a teacher of a course entitled, 'Get Noticed and get that Job--Marketing Yourself in Today's Job Market' discusses with her student Vicki Schweitzer, Schweitzer's resume, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at Maron's residence in Simi Valley.
  • Vicki Schweitzer, who is re-entering the job market after a company she worked for for sixteen-years closed, discusses her resume with her teacher Esther Maron, a teacher of a course entitled, 'Get Noticed and get that Job--Marketing Yourself in Today's Job Market', Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 at Maron's residence in Simi Valley.
  • Vicki Schweitzer (right), who is re-entering the job market after a company she worked for for sixteen-years closed, makes photocopies of her newly completed resume to send out to prospective employers, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 in Simi Valley.

Vicki Schweitzer, 61, has been looking for work for about a year. 'It's not going very well,' said the former office manager, who lost her job in a downsizing during the economic downturn.

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