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Find a Job in This Economy? Yes You Can!

It’s hard to find a job in this economy, true, but because the government has begun spending a significant amount of money to stimulate the economy jobs are opening up across the country. This is not the time to be pessimistic and negative about your job prospects – in fact this may be the best time ever to be in the job market. Why on earth would I say that? You may not believe this but there are numerous factors working in your favor right now even as we speak. Let me knock out a few for you:

  • Demographics – The aging population is over-represented among the employed
  • Lean Operations – Businesses have cut to the bone in this round of layoffs
  • Inflation – Yes inflation will be an important factor because you’ll earn at a higher starting wage than your predecessor

I’m not going to go into great detail about any of these particular topics but the long and short of it is that businesses had to cut drastically this past year, they cut all but the most senior employees. Those senior employees are at or near retirement age, and the people who get hired first in this coming expansion can expect to have a priority position within their companies for as long as they choose to stay around.

Keep your chin up, this coming decade could be very good for you.

Other Posts Related to the Find a Job Thread:
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Thoughts on Writing a Cover Letter and Resume

Prior Post on This Thread: How to Find a Job in this Sour Economy

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No Comments updated January 26, 2015

Writing a Cover Letter and Resume – What Are You Selling?

Writing a cover letter and resume that accurately reflects your skillset, experience and work habits will go a long way toward helping you land in the ideal position for you long term.  When you go to write your cover letter – what are you really trying to convey?  Here’s a few recommendations:

  • Be professional – no errors – spelling, grammatical, factual, or otherwise
  • Be courteous – are you genuinely thankful for the opportunity?  Show it in words
  • Give them a ‘wow’ moment – tell them something you did for a previous employer that was above and beyond
  • Show them you’ve done your homework – what about their company excites you?

Take these few tips into consideration and writing a cover letter and resume should come much easier for you.  Don’t over-do it of course – you still want to keep it brief, but do be sure to demonstrate your competence, confidence, and enthusiasm for your work.  Then to get that extra little boost, consider this little secret hot job document.

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No Comments updated November 20, 2013