In my experience, middle managers historically have not been as proactive as either C-Suite executives or new hires when looking to make a job change because there are typically more opportunities in the market for them than for either junior or very senior level candidates.
Despite signs of economic recovery, countless Americans are still dealing with layoffs and unemployment. As often happens when the economy slows, many Americans respond by using unemployment as a springboard to business ownership.
I began noticing some disturbing trends going on pertaining to my Facebook account last year or so.
The first of which was excessive friend requests from individuals I did not know and whom I suspected weren’t real people’s profiles to begin with.
Some of the top hiring companies today rely on online job boards like Monster.com to discover possible candidates for open positions; but the reality is that top talent is rarely hired from a job board, alone. For job seekers, posting your resume to an online job board is on par with randomly emailing a general resume and cover letter to hundreds of companies – and then failing to follow up to make sure that the message was received.
I have spent 18+ years in HR, most of which I have worn a recruiting hat for part of all of my job. Due to a major contract loss, my days have been reduced to 3 per week. This obviously puts me in the role of job seeker. Last week I was supposed to have a telephone interview with [redacted] for a Regional Human Manager position.