With over 12 million Americans included in the U.S. unemployment rate, a shortage of workers seems impossible. However, the reality is that more employers are demanding highly skilled employees while job candidates are find themselves under-qualified for open positions.
A recent infographic lays out some important statistics regarding the gap between employers and job candidates. Here are some key findings to keep in mind when seeking answers to the controversy of a worker shortage in an economy with high unemployment:
If you’re unemployed, you likely have ample time in your day to search for a job. Even still, this is no reason for you to spend that time on strategies that aren’t going to help your job search. Landing a job is a time-sensitive matter, so it’s important to work quickly and tactfully.
Here are 10 tips to help you be more strategic in your job search:
To find a good job these days, you might have to work with a recruiter.
Recruiters all look for different qualities in candidates, but while each recruiter has his own preferences, there are often similarities in what they don’t like. By avoiding these missteps, you can easily make yourself a much more attractive candidate.
Here are five reasons a recruiter might pass you over for a different candidate:
It’s so easy to get caught up in our own world: things that are driving us crazy, holding us back, or not turning out as we planned.
I urge all of you to take a moment and reflect on how lucky you are to be struggling YOUR struggle. Even as difficult, challenging or overwhelming it may seem, there are so many others who are struggling for things/decisions/options that you have either overcome or accomplished. Remember that: you have accomplished!
If you’ve just graduated college, let me congratulate you.
It’s no shock that many grads who come home jobless face tough challenges including bills, uncertain living situations, the job search, and what might be worst of all: self doubt.
As a jobless grad, you’re not alone and you’re not the only one who’s having an identity crisis after months (or perhaps years) of trying to find a job.
So what do you do in this situation? Here are some more productive uses of your time.