In January 2019 304,000 jobs were added to the economy and the unemployment rate edged up to 4% according to the bureau of labor and statistics. www.bls.gov I think we can all agree the economy is strong and appears to be moving in the right direction.
What goes up must come down, and history has shown us that the economy will experience another down turn. Remember the last recession in 2008-2009.
Here are some signs that we could experience another recession in the near future:
There are a lot of reports like the link listed bellow that support the fact that we will experience another recession in the near future. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/21/trump-economy-expected-to-slow-down-in-2019-before-possible-recession-in-2020.html
If you have signed a guarantee for life time employment with your company, or you are wealthy, then you don’t have to worry about changes in the job market.
If you lost your job today, you would start looking for a new job. I think most people can agree that despite a strong economy there are no employment guarantees.
What are the 10 companies that you would apply for jobs?
How many hiring managers do you know, who would consider hiring you?
What online presence do you have for employers to find you?
Do you have a membership in a professional association for your job?
I would challenge anyone reading this article to make a list of 10 companies and find 3 hiring managers in the next 90 days. You may not be able to control what happens in the job market, but you can control how you prepare for job market changes. Remember it’s not the most talented, or experienced employee who has the most job security, but the one who knows the most hiring managers. It’s not about playing it safe but rather playing it smart. Most people are getting jobs through networks not job boards, which means you must adapt to the new reality.
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We interview professionals working in high growth/ high demand jobs in the Trades sharing a day in the life of their jobs. The best way to truly learn about a job or career is from someone working in it.