3 Reasons Job Seekers Will Have to 'Hit the Gym’ in 2010
Last week, we asked CAREEREALISM readers how long it’s going to take to find a job in 2010. The majority of you (45%) said you expect it to take 3-5 months to find work. But honestly, current economic indicators suggest it will be even longer. With six job seekers to every job opening and unemployment expected to hover near 10% for most of 2010, the harsh reality is only the truly committed job seekers will find work. Similar to losing weight, job search will be tried by many, but achieved by few. Here’s why... Job seekers deal with many of the same challenges dieter’s do. There’s a reason 95% of people trying to lose weight don’t reach their goal - they are lacking one or more vital elements to success. The same applies for job seekers. While paved with good intentions, most job seekers don’t have what they really need to complete a successful job search. 3 Elements for Success Whether we are trying to lose weight or find a job, it all boils down to environment. Specifically, an environment that provides three things:
- Subscribing to career advice blogs that offer cutting-edge information.
- Using LinkedIn to connect with colleagues and join groups related to our career goals.
- Creating and following lists of people we respect on Twitter.