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Recruiters will lead the way

imagesThere’s an article in today’s San Diego Union-Tribune about the dearth of job opportunities in that market.  With unemployment now above 10%, there are far more job seekers in Southern California than there are jobs.

You can read the article (although I’ll warn you it’s a bit depressing), but here are my takeaways.

If you’ve been looking for a job for more than 6 months and haven’t landed any interviews, something isn’t working.  It’s probably time to consider a new strategy.  A job coach may be able to help, but there are now a lot of free job search resources out there, so be sure to scour them for new ideas.

In San Diego, they are starting to see an uptick in demand for recruiters.  This is good news because in most markets, the recruiting industry has been hit particularly hard due to the lack of open positions to fill.  When the recruiters go back to work, everyone else will follow.

Follow the recruiters, they’ll lead the way.


November 7, 2009 Posted by | Job Search | , , | Leave a comment