We all know over the past few years that the economy has been tough. Considering so many industries took a vital hit, it meant that hiring was at an all time low. Not to mention your competition has increased to not only include your fellow classmates, but thousands of folks with more experience. An Easter egg hunt is about looking in the right place at the right time. Networking is all about finding the right people at the right time. Well, here it is folks, the combo pack — connecting with the companies that are looking right now and connecting with the people who NEED NEW TALENT!
This is a critical article in that not only does it give the names, but it basically lays out exactly what the industry requires, the number of positions available, in what city, 401(k), salary potential including whether they offer job training or not. They offer you practically everything but a back rub. We are always preaching network, network, well, here’s your opportunity to find companies that aren’t hiding and are seeking.
The key to finding jobs is to know WHO IS HIRING! This is a rarity in and of itself. What’s more, this information literally gives you the starting point. Once you can establish the kind of position you’re looking for, this will lay the groundwork for seeking out similar opportunities in other cities nearby even if there are none in your immediate area.
Of course, this information, like all others, never guarantees anything, but let’s face it – you have not, if you look not, right? I’m not suggesting you send in your resume if you have no experience in the field, but this is no time to be bashful. Not only should you send in your application or resume, anticipate that the process may require some tenacity on your part. Let’s just presume that YOU WON’T be the only applicant in the system. Follow-up is the key word here, folks. You are going to have to demonstrate that you are hungry. How hungry are you? I guess it may depend on how long you’ve been looking, what your finances look like, whether you need to pay your rent or whether your parents are about to kick you out.
Whatever your situation, TODAY is the day to start the job hunt. They are looking right now, you need to be knocking right now.
Marja Lee Freeman
The Employment Lady
Marja Lee Freeman (aka ‘The Employment Lady’) speaks with authority on the job search process and its pitfalls. She is an expert on employment issues: job search strategies, discovering the right job for you, employment trends, workplace conflict, and dealing with day-to-day employment dilemmas they don’t teach at school.