You are ready to step back into the job market after staying home with the children, but you don’t know where to start. Don’t worry: being nervous is completely normal.
The year of 2010 looks to be a little brighter, at least when it comes to the job market. Employers are starting to consider hiring strategies that could protect the future growth of their companies, according to CareerBuilder’s 2010 Job Forecast, which questioned more than 2,700 hiring managers and human resource professionals.
I worked as a medical biller for six years. Without warning, I was let go and told my accounts would be taken over by a team leader. When I started the job, I signed an agreement stating that I would not go to work for any of the company’s clients. The agreement never was updated or renewed in any way.
All of your teenager’s friends are going to college. Harvard, Howard, a couple to the state U., small private colleges. They’re going to become doctors and teachers, programmers and biologists. But your child has decided that college isn’t the right choice. She always loved welding. He wants to work construction.
Today, all adults need to see themselves as job applicants, whether they currently have jobs or not. Unemployment respects no one in this tough economy. You could be an applicant as soon as tomorrow, so it is important that you realize that the rules have changed.
We should always be prepared to re-invent our lives, careers and spaces, for life is constantly evolving and we must flow in accordance. With the uncertainties of our floundering economy, many of us will have to carve out a new and exciting brand for ourselves to be successful today and in the future.
Most companies aren’t currently looking to hire new employees. Employers hope to maintain their existing staff members while trying to stay afloat during this difficult economy, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com and USA Today, which questioned 2,500 hiring managers/human resources professionals and more than 4,400 workers.