Job Guide: The Truth About Job Hunting In The U.S.!
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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.Next