Are You Ready To Find Work In A Post-Recovery Economy?
Fast Company writer Meghan Rabbitt published an article today proclaiming a new day for those involved in the job hunt in the United States. The article, entitled How Job Hunting will Change This Year, makes an optimistic declaration that this year will be the most promising for those in the market for a new job or a higher wage. Quoting Saundra Lee of the Boston based accounting and finance executive recruiting firm Dublin & Lee, the article states “this year represents the biggest change in the job landscape that I have seen in 25 years of recruiting.” Saundra goes on to say, “with the economy in ‘turnaround mode,’ not only are more jobs becoming available, but salaries are on the rise, and perks like flexible work arrangements and unlimited vacation days are also becoming increasingly common.”
The article is not simply a blind statement reiterating the positive outlook that many are seeing for the 2015 job market. Instead it addresses the real problem that a post-recession economy can have when it begins to pick up, which is that with so many people applying for any job available for the last 6+ years, job applicants have grown ineffective at recognizing and properly pitching their skill sets and technical capabilities. Therefore, the rest of the article goes in depth into what job searchers should be focused on and prepared for, such as which markets to look to for employement, how to handle the salary conversation and what to do to bring your resume up to speed in the post-recovery economy.
While this article is helpful for your average job seeker, we challenge players in the real estate market to relate it to your needs as a broker or developer and use it to reevaluate your own approach for attaining work. Don’t rest on your laurels. It is a new day for the economy and with that often coincides the need for a new approach. Challenge your status quote and make sure you are properly prepared to earn your living in a post-recovery economy.
The article is available here in it’s entirety.