SAGE ADVICE FOR RESUMES, INTERVIEWING, AND MORE!
- By bruce w clagg
Unless you are not paying attention, the national economy, job growth, and employee compensation have risen in the shortest amount of time in my lifetime!
A number of industries, cities, and states now find that they are willing to pay (all, or some portion) of relocation expenses, closing costs, and sign-on bonuses for skilled workers to join their team. They have more jobs available than qualified applicants!! Nationally, at present, there are more job openings than the number of people receiving unemployment benefits!! NOT IN MY LIFETIME DO I RECALL THAT HAPPENING!
Let’s look at some facts:
The recent ‘tax cut’ for the 'average' family has put more money in their pockets. A roll-back of regulations that is expected to continue along with a large reduction in the corporate tax rate has spawned many corporations to add employees and expand, pay-out bonuses, raise their minimum wage from the federal, $7.25 to $15!...a 100+% raise! Shareholders like your grandmother, the Teacher’s Pension Fund, etc. are thrilled to see how their stock, in general, has risen so much in the past ~1.5 years! Is everything ‘rosy’ everywhere? No…never has been and never will be.
I have always been distressed on how long, if ever, it takes Congress to pass ‘pro-American worker’ legislation. Backroom deals that seldom make it to the floor of either House have, and continue to be with us. More could be done quickly if these elected officials had term limits (like our president) and returned to their ‘day job,’ if they had one. The longer they stay in elected office, it seems that the more they become beholding to special interests and lobbyists and fatten their own pockets. That doesn’t help people like you and me!
Sadly, it would take a Constitutional Amendment to bring about ‘Congressional term limits’ and that is not going to happen.
The published ‘National Unemployment Rate’ utilizes a formula that is not realistic. That said, if you look at the upward/downward trends, it tells a lot. The current 3.9% unemployment rate is the lowest in decades, but more importantly it continues to show a downward trend (although I don’t believe the percentage) …more college graduates out there…more people that could work full-time and simply gave up…there are more opportunities now than in many years!
Get out there and earn that position that you’ve always wanted. Your timing is excellent!
Everything begins with a great resume. Only a great resume will gain interviews and only great interviews will gain The Job Offer. Then, how fair is the Job Offer? There are certified professionals out there to help you through this. Even professional athletes have coaches and (many) public relations advisors. THIS IS YOUR TIME…DON’T WASTE IT!
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