Today’s economic conditions are certainly gloomy, some of the toughest times we’ve seen over the past two decades. Over the last few months, hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost their jobs with many more employees expecting to lose their jobs in early 2009. America’s business sector is shedding jobs at a rapid pace and the economy shows no sign of hitting bottom.
For everyone else, budget cutbacks have meant wage freezes, the discontinuation of 401(k) matching funds, trimming back in work hours, and other cost saving measures. Clearly, Americans will have to work harder next year and hope that the government offers a sound response to the recession.
If you’ve recently lost your job or are concerned that your current position will soon be coming to an end, launching a job search is the way to go. However, before applying for work, you’ll want to assess the market and review your skills in order to find out what jobs are out there and whether you can do the work.
To that end you will need to do some career planning and, thanks to the launch of our all-new partner site – SayMyCareer.com – you can begin your search today. SayMyCareer.com is a free site with no sign up needed, offering to you the following information and tools:
Career Assessments – including career trends, job options, and conducting your personal assessments. Also, find out who is in the market, what companies are looking for work, and where the jobs are. Lastly, maybe this is the best time for you to return to school or buy or start your own business!
Finding Your Career – features a section on how to write and market your resume plus sections on job options including temp employment, hourly work, and more. Plenty of information on interviewing strategies, salary negotiation and accepting a new job.
Building Your Career – once you land your job what steps should you take to advance your position within the company or beyond? What skills can you acquire to improve your position and how can you network? If you have to relocate are you prepared to make a move?
Job Search – Links to various job sites are provided.
Get Educated – Established adults are returning to school in record numbers and, thanks to online education, are able to balance their time by taking classes over the internet.
Start your career search today by giving SayMyCareer.com a visit and please bookmark the site to keep tabs on new information posted. Most of all, best wishes with your job search!
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