Effectively managing your career in the economy of today is a vastly different world than it was just a few short years ago. No longer does it suffice to have just a resume of qualifications and access to job boards and a few connections to executive search firms. Managing a career in the public relations and communications industry can often be a full time job akin to managing the communications strategy for a Fortune 1000 firm or being a product promotion specialist in the world of technology.
Do you have a partner, boss or co-worker who you would often–operant word, often–describe as crazy-making? Does s/he frequently seem to give with one hand and grab it back with the other? This can be a description of the emotional and verbal behavior of a passive-aggressive person.
As a recruiter what I have often seen as the biggest mistake that candidates make in looking and getting a job - they apply to jobs of which they are not qualified. They look for jobs that they think they would be great at, but not what they Have Actually Done, nor do they any practical experience.
And especially today, with so many unemployed, candidates don't recognize that if they Send out too many resumes to the same company; especially resumes that do not demonstrate qualifications to the positions which they are applying - the companies will ultimately blacklist these individuals.
Recruiters often search for qualified job candidates on LinkedIn. Learn how they conduct such searches and how you can make sure they find you when they go looking on LinkedIn.
How recruiters search on LinkedIn
Recruiters frequently type the job title that they want to hire and their city name into the Search People box and then sort by relevance to find top candidates in their target area.
Unemployment is the product of a recession, not the cause of it. Unemployment numbers will continue to climb long after the official start of a recession, and typically will take considerable time to correct after the official end of a recession.