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MORE PEOPLE THAN SEATS: THE REALITIES OF TODAY'S JOB MARKET

Signs of an economic recovery are sprouting; the stock market has its up days, the nation’s banks have been stress tested and survived. These facts alone buoy our spirits. Yet, for those without a job, the times are still difficult.

- Unemployment in March rose in all 372 U.S. metropolitan areas.
- The unemployment rate is at 10% or higher in about one-third of these metro areas.
- There are four people looking for every one job opening in the US.

Competition for available jobs remains intense, and only the best prepared job seekers utilizing the correct strategies will prevail. …and the strategy that works in today’s job market is all about utilizing one’s PERSONAL NETWORK. Utilizing a personal network to provide leads, find people, and discover information isn’t new… it’s just more important than ever before.

Why?

Utilizing your network is more important than ever because in tough times companies hire fewer people, place fewer adds, stop using employment agencies or recruiters and hire people quietly and “under the radar’.

There are jobs out there. The jobs are just hidden from view, not broadly advertised, or may not even be actual openings at this point – just opportunities waiting to be found when the perfect person to solve them shows up. Only friends talking to friends can lead to this treasure trove. That is why, in this job market, searching for the hidden job market is a job search strategy that works and utilizing one’s personal network of contacts is a must.

The consultants at The Innis Company are experts in career transition. With more than 20 years in the business of advising corporations, executives, and corporate employees, they understand that wisely managing employee career transition is integral to business success and individual success. Importantly, The Innis Company has developed the reputation and resources to support the transition of “C” Suite executives and other executive leaders. We provide one on one private career transition coaching, group job search skills workshops, on line career transition programs and an e-career center. We create custom, semi custom and off the shelf programming to meet the program specifications and budget requirements of our customer. Have questions? Call me or email me at info@inniscompany.com.

Building numerous and diverse relationships offers opportunities to make essential resource connections. Through often unexpected associations, senior executives can develop the foundation required for forming and competently executing a steadfast team.

To learn more about how strategic networking can help you, click here to email our senior executive advisor.

Take Yourself from Brand X to You Inc.

Karyl Innis was interviewed by The Dallas Morning News Business Columnist, Cheryl Hall, regarding branding yourself in the workplace.

"Hard work is just table stakes in today's world and luck is too fickle to depend on, says Dallas career strategist Karyl Innis. Your name has to stand for something more distinctive than worker bee in your boss's mind."

Read the entire article online now.

 

If you or someone you know are making a career change, terminating an employee, striving for career growth, or want to offer your employees the opportunity to grow, click here to contact us.

 

If you or someone you know are making a career change, terminating an employee, striving for career growth, or want to offer your employees the opportunity to grow, click here to contact us.