According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these are the top markets rebounding from a sucky economy (as best they can). They are ranked according to the private sector jobs they added between August 2009 and August 2010.
#1 New York City
4. Dallas-Fort Worth
8. Oklahoma City
10. Virgina Beach- Norfolk
Click here for more details (like where your city ranks).
Looking for a job is a job in itself. It takes time, resources and more than a little bit of patience to find one. In the meantime, the bills keep coming in. Sigh…
In this recorded webinar, 10-year Recruiting veteran Jim Stroud details a job finding strategy that served him well in the 2002 recession and is sure to supercharge your efforts during these credit crunchin’, pink-slippin’, company closin’, 401k droppin’, Social Security is a joke, lord, why has thou forsaken me recessionary times.
Although delivered with tongue-in-cheek humor, ‘Where’s my bailout?’ is the type of off-the-job training that will benefit you now and position you for more opportunities later.
If you are a jobseeker, there is one thing that you should be doing right now! What is that? Setting up a profile on Google. Why? Well, for one thing, I train recruiters how to find people and Google profiles is one thing that I teach (as shown in the video below). Also, Google is building a social network (or something similar) to compete with Facebook. No doubt that when it launches I will be teaching recruiters how to search it for candidates as well. (Smile) For now, check out the very first episode of my video series for recruiters – The Searchologist.
http://thesearchologist.com – In the premiere episode of “The Searchologist,” Jim Stroud demonstrates to Recruiters how to find passive candidates with Google Profiles.
Even though times are tough, its not impossible to find work to support yourself and your family. I remember the last recession of 2002 when I had bills to pay, mouths to feed and no interviews pending. How is that for irony – a Recruiter looking for work?
Like every other job seeker, I placed my resume on Monster, scanned the newspaper and asked people if they knew of any openings. In other words, I was doing what everyone else was doing, at the same time, but for some reason I was expecting different results. Two weeks into my job search I decided to do something different and today I am still reaping the rewards from my efforts back in 2002.
In this recorded webinar, “Confessions of a Job Search Strategist,” you will learn the following:
* Where does your resume really go? (The Blackhole Explained)
* Why Job Boards don’t matter (and why they do)
* How to use Google to discover jobs that most people will never see
* How to get Recruiters to chase after you