The only question is, are YOU prepared to get out there and work your butt off to GET those jobs? Getting hired in today's job market is real work. You need to get up early every morning, and get your game face on. You need to network with friends, family and former colleagues. Ironically, if you already HAVE a job, it's actually a bit easier to get a new one, as employers look favorably at applicants who have weathered the economic downturn without becoming unemployed. However, if you ARE unemployed, you can do some things to show a perspective employer that you can jump back into a job without missing a beat.
- Stay busy, and document what you do every day, keeping a record of your schedule. Employers will appreciate it if you can prove you've not been slacking while out of the workforce.
- Stay involved in your industry, and up to date on the latest news and technologies out there. There are resources online you can utilize to keep your skills current, so that you can show a hiring manager that you're capable of stepping into a position and hitting the ground running from day one.
- Do your research! Know what the company does, and what part you'll play in the position you're applying for. Be prepared to answer the hiring manager when they ask you what you bring to the table and how your skills can benefit the company.
So, what are you waiting for?
GET OUT THERE!