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Job Market Minute: Understanding Today's Job Market

Jun 4, 2012 11:25:48 AM

If it's been more than five years since you've looked for a job, it's important that you understand the current convergence of three forces in the marketplace: economic, social and technological. The Perfect Storm of these three forces has transformed how you conduct an effective six-figure career search.

Economically, with over 20 million active job seekers, each published position you apply for receives 600 to 1000 other applicants. No joke. You'll get a better response rate it if you proactively send your resume to the person that would be your direct boss at the companies you want to work for.

Networking has always been important, but with this amount of competition, active, effective networking is absolutely essential. Have conversations with Centers of Influence - those people that know a lot of other professionals (think job club leaders, tax preparers, real estate agents, bankers, etc.).

And technology has revolutionized searching - LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook - if you are looking for a job, you need to be on them. Find out how to use Twitter as a "hidden" job database by reading the Slideshare presentation on my website: https://careerresumeconsulting.com/building-a-compelling-online-presence/

Listen for these Monday Job Market Minutes each Monday morning on KCMO 710AM and 103.7FM at 7:49am and Monday afternoons during the Sean Hannity show.

I wish you the very best in your search this week!

Warm Regards,
Tammy Kabell
Career Resume Consulting

Tammy Kabell

Written by Tammy Kabell