Unemployment numbers are low and organizations are regularly expressing frustration when it comes to finding candidates. But make no mistake, that doesn’t mean every job seeker is having an easy time finding their next opportunity.
Conducting a job search is hard work. And it’s time consuming. The goal for a job seeker isn’t simply to find a job. It’s to get multiple offers. If you’re currently looking for a new opportunity or considering a change in 2020, you might want to get some career advice from professionals.
Global outplacement consultancy and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas will be providing FREE career advice to callers on Thursday, December 26, 2019 and Friday, December 27, 2019. This is the 34th consecutive year that the firm has suspended their normal business operations to provide job search expertise to the general public. The number to call is 312.422.5010 (9a – 5p Central). The Challenger Career Help Hotline will answer questions about military to civilian job searches, job search for individuals age 55+, resume writing, interviewing tips, switching industries, finding a job after incarceration, and much more.
In addition to the resources that the Challenger Career Help Hotline can provide, I hope you find these HR Bartender articles helpful.
Did you know that your goal should be multiple job offers? You should not count on one job or one company. It may not work out.
Recruiters share their list of things that job seekers do well, need to do better, and should start doing now. No more guesswork! This list is developed by full-time professional recruiters.
Now you can use games to find your next job. Criteria Corp and partner ZipRecruiter have a new app called JobFlare. Six games help match you with a job.
Candidates today can’t just be fluent in either technology or paper. They need to do well with both. Because that’s what they need on the job.
Job candidates need to understand the fine line between being persistent and being a pest. Learn how to follow up the right way in a job search.
Job seekers want to be found by recruiters and rise above the competition. That means keeping contact info current and connecting with recruiters. Because recruiters are telling us that’s a problem.
Regardless of what’s happening in the labor market, finding a new job is tough. Take advantage of the resources available to you. Ask good questions and use that information to create a job search strategy that will help you succeed.
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