2011 will see a tough competitive job market, MSNBC reported. The 9.8% unemployment rate and about 84% of employed workers planning to make a career change will make a very interesting year for many. Marisa Di Natale, an economist with Moody’s Analytics, estimates that it’s going to be until 2012 until the unemployment rate recedes.
Career experts have this to say to jobseekers to boost their chances of landing a good job this year. If in 6-12 months, and your job search has been futile. the modifying your approach and strategy is a must do. There are many online job tools that will advance you ahead of other applicants. It will save you time and effort. There are sites where you can upload your resume once and they distribute it to thousands of career sites. “Using traditional approaches may not be enough. Your strategies must make you stand out,” Finnigan said.
Experts say that the best way to avoid getting overwhelmed with the whole process is to organize. It will allow one to keep track of their applications, resumes and correspondences better. The last advice they give is to custom-made your resume to the specific job posting. By doing so, your intentions and credentials are made relevant to the job requirement. Having a standard resume for all job vacancies might seem a little off when read by some employer.