5 Reasons Why Job/Career Hunting is Strenuous

Recently I’ve applied to a few stores in my area. Sadly, not one of the managers at these stores has called me for an interview or asked if I would be willing to work for their business. Now I am going back to school this September and I will be working as an intern at a local newspaper company, but the job clock is ticking, and it is ticking fast.

5. Now since the recession hit in 2007-2008, a lot of businesses had to close or layoff their workers. The unemployment in the summer of 2008 was 8.7 percent; as of June 2013 it’s 7.6 percent. Unemployment has dropped, but only 1.1 percent in the last 5 years.  This first reason is why finding and getting a job is difficult, because of the Stock Market Crisis of ’08.

http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/PDFs/ur_map.pdf

4. According to the Washington Post’s article on college graduates getting career, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/20/only-27-percent-of-college-grads-have-a-job-related-to-their-major/ In 2010 62 percent of college grads had “College Degree Match” after they finished school. The section on “College Major Match” was 27 percent. The author suggest that the 27 percent are jobs that are close in range to the students’ degree. The article implies that over the last couple years college students are struggling to find work in their field of study. 

3. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” This saying is true for many hiring positions such as, family businesses, family/friends  getting others hired, even for certain career positions. This saying is not a bad thing, but it doesn’t account for those who do not have any connections to stores or career places. They have to apply the “old fashion way.”

2. Businesses required their employees to know how to preform the correct task efficaciously and quickly. On americanjobexchange.com it shows what Employers want from their employees. The employers want more than quickness. There are six things to become an employee of the job/career: Dependability, self-motivation, positive responsibility, someone who can rise the challenge, a team player, and someone who has a positive attitude. If you can’t do these required skills then your job finding will be very difficult.  http://www.americasjobexchange.com/career-advice/what-employers-want

1.   Timing is critical! Finding a job is close to impossible during the new year season because after December and after the holidays sales drop.The opposite effect is when summer is coming to an end and school and fall are starting up. On J.T. O’Donnell’s Linkedin blog page Summer= Smart Times to Job Search  http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130526123800-7668018-summer-smart-time-to-job-search She does mention that job openings do happen in late January and February, but plummet after during the early to mid summer.

So these are some reasons why you or someone you know is not getting hired. It might be the economy, the business, the season, or it might just be you…sorry. But tell me some of your job searching stories? Did you have a stressful time finding work? 

 

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