In 2008, the stock market tanked and million of people became unemployed. 10 years later, the stock market is roaring, and the jobless rate is at historic lows. Here are three reasons why this is a great time to be in the job market.
First, employers are paying bonuses in many fields to attract talent. Many skilled jobs go unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates. If you have these skills, your value is staggering. If you do not, consider getting training in one of these areas. Sometimes employers will help with that.
Second, while wages have not increased substantially, applicants have more leverage during the hiring process. Knowing your value in the market place, for your profession, in your geographical area, will help when it comes to time talk salary. Be prepared and be ready to discuss if you feel the offer is not in line with your value.
Finally, with the right marketing tools and attitude, any time is a good time to land a new position. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. In 1991 I sold my business and needed a job. I had a wife, three small children and a mortgage on our house. The system I used then, I teach today. The key was that I never, ever thought I would not find a job. My only question was what job would I find? In the end I had five offers, three of which I picked from.
Start with a positive attitude, know your value in the market place and consider up and coming fields where employers are struggling to find qualified applicant. You will be that much closer to sitting in your new hire orientation.