Hired! Second Time's a Charm

By Jessica Dickler, CNNMoney.com staff writer

Jobs: Shawn Oreschnick
Jobs: Shawn Oreschnick

NEW YORK -- "We'll keep your resume on file."

That's what many job seekers are told after they've been turned down for a position. And few ever get a second look -- unless they decide to be proactive and apply again.

That's exactly what happened to Shawn Oreschnick.

Hoping for a better position in advertising, Oreschnick, 39, started his search last April, while he was still gainfully employed with the same Minneapolis firm he had been with for six years.