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POSITIVE JOB MARKET NUMBERS MAY CREATE MORE TROUBLE FOR JOBSEEKERS IN Q4
Expert Warns of Job Market Flooding, Increased Competition
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI - (Send2Press Newswire) - Oct. 9, 2003 -- Increased
job market optimism, fueled by recent positive labor statistics, may
lead to "Job Market Flooding" and could create a tougher job market for
those seeking employment in the fourth quarter of the year. That's
according to Will Dylan, former recruitment industry manager and author
of a new audio seminar on beating the slow job market in 2003 entitled
"The Secrets of Job Hunting" available in CD format online at
Dylan explains the concept of Job Market Flooding by pointing to two
recent surveys conducted by major employment organizations. A survey of
currently employed workers conducted by recognized staffing company
Spherion indicated that 50% of survey respondents were looking to change
jobs in the next 12 months. Manpower's quarterly Employment Outlook
Survey revealed that 22% of companies surveyed intended to increase
hiring activity in the October to December period this year.
"These numbers combine for a 'perfect storm' effect on the job market,"
says Dylan. "You have a high percentage of employees indicating a desire
to look elsewhere for work. Many of them have been sitting idle,
collecting their paycheck and waiting for things to pick up. As some
positive news starts to roll in about hiring prospects for Q4, these
people flood into the market in search of a better job opportunity. The
result is a hyper-competitive job market that may put some jobseekers in
a tougher spot then they were in a few months ago."
Dylan's CD is an 80-minute audio seminar designed to help jobseekers
take their job search to the next level and combat the high competition
found in today's job market. "The key to a successful job search is
beating your competition, whether the market is good, or highly
competitive as it is likely to be in Q4."
The following tips are just a few of the many tactics that can put a
jobseeker ahead of their competition:
- Use the power of the human voice when prospecting -- In an age of
computer IVR's and e-commerce, good old telemarketing is still around.
That's because the human voice is one powerful sales tool that
jobseekers don t use often enough. When leaving messages for
recruiters, have a 20 second elevator speech ready that gives your name,
the time you submitted your resume, and your key areas of skill.
- Build a Power Profile -- The most wasted space on resumes today is the
first 5 lines. Hit them early with the most important points about your
work history and successes. Avoid fluffy statements about your career
objective and who you are as a person.
- Bring stories to the interview -- Today's interviews rely on
behavioral based interview questions, which essentially ask the
jobseeker to tell stories about their past work experience. They re
looking for you to relate your previous experiences in such a way that
you demonstrate how your past experience ties in with exactly what they
are seeking for the available position.
About Will Dylan - Will Dylan is the author and voice of The Secrets of
Job Hunting, an 80-minute audio CD on how to beat the job market in 2003
by outcompeting other candidates for available jobs. Will has been
featured as an employment expert in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Organization Website: www.jobhuntingusa.com
Source of News:
JobHuntingUSA (Will Dylan)
Michigan Business Newswire
Career and Employment Newswire
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