Securing the Right Job or Career Transition in the New Economy - part I

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Securing the Right Job or Career Transition in the New Economy - part I - Sunday, April 17, 2011 2:19 PM

Part I - Does the following describe your situation?

Check all that apply:

  • You are in a recent job transition.
  • You need to generate job leads before expenses start to mount
  • You need to find a way to increase job contacts and generate more interviews.
  • You are frustrated with the job leads generated from Job Boards, Online Classifieds, and Job Fairs.
  • You have squeezed all the job leads you can out of your personal network.
  • You are ready to do whatever it takes to take your job search to the next level.

Learn a Jobseeker’s Secret Weapon

Experts note that prolonged unemployment is often a result of ineffective communication methods and targeting strategy. A jobseekers’ secret weapon to hiring success is the ability to skillfully communicate their transferable skills to the right group of hiring managers and decision makers. We’ll talk more about how you can obtain the tools that empower your employment success. But first, let’s take a quick look at some of the factors that may have brought you to this point.

Societal and Economic Factors that have Contributed to U.S. Unemployment: 2000 -- Present.

  • Cyclical Recessions
  • Dot Com crash
  • End of Y2 K hiring
  • Cyclical company downsizings
  • Loss of significant capital for technology investments
  • 9/11 and a wartime economy
  • Outsourcing of jobs to Asia and Eastern Europe
  • Improvement in business productivity
  • Obsolescence of skills and marketability in new tech and service economy.
  • Job switching during a tight economy
  • Corporate shifts in technology and/or business focus

Business Factors and Decisions that Contribute to Long-Term Unemployment

  • Improvements in business productivity slow the pace of hiring.
  • Shrinking need for industry-specific occupations or knowledge base.
  • Expansion of job requirements by combining multiple positions into one.
  • Extended unemployment causes skills sets to become obsolete.
  • Reluctance to hire workers with long term unemployment history.
  • Barriers to employment such as certification or licensing, race, sex, and or age.
  • Reluctance to hire in large numbers until domestic consumer purchasing rises.
The economic indicators and business climate is a challenging one. Although technology, new media and the global economy have changed the way business is conducted, has career transition and job search really kept up with the changing times? Let’s take a look at traditional methods of creating employment opportunities.