While preparing for my upcoming presentation on May 23 at Phase2Careers on the impact of social media on job searching (http://www.phase2careers.org), I came across a couple of interesting articles I’d like to share with you.
The Silicon Valley Business Journal highlights, “after returning to prerecession levels, nationwide job openings continued to increase in April with 33.9 percent year-over-year growth and 6.7 percent month-over-month, according to a report by SimplyHired.com.” According to the SimplyHired.com report, “Hiring in the retail industry increased 23.6%, the largest growth across all industries. The concurrent 92.0% increase in job openings for retail salespersons signifies the beginning of summer seasonal hiring for retailers.”
What this means for employers and job seekers:
For employers who are thinking of hiring this year – do not delay! There are job seekers with great skills who are in transition and ready to get to work. Take advantage of this talent pool before the competition scoops them up!
Job-seekers, the good news is that a variety of industries are hiring again. Get those resumes prepared, create your LinkedIn profile and get ready to accept that perfect job! And, check out organizations such as Phase2Careers who offer free or low-cost workshops such as the presentation I will be giving on May 23rd where I will discuss the importance of social media in your job search.
Let’s get to work!
For more information on the April job trend reports read the press release or view the full report by visiting the Simply Hired Blog: http://blog.simplyhired.com/2011/05/simplyhiredcom-releases-april-job-trends-report.html#ixzz1M9zuuXTj
You can also read the Silicon Valley Business Journal article at http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2011/05/04/report-hiring-passes-pre-recession.html.
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