Keywords, Networking, & Action Plans: A Career Coach Offers Tips For Getting A Job In Today’s Market
Getting a job in this tough and competitive market is a job in and of itself. Oftentimes, the problem isn’t a lack of ambition, but misplaced efforts. Many job seekers spend their time doing things that don’t actually help land a job. The issue is the changed landscape.
“Technology and the recession has changed the job market,” Kathleen Brady, author of the book above (available here and here) and an iPEC-certified career management coach who has been helping people find employment for 25 years. “Technology has made things easier in a lot of ways and harder in others.”
It’s easier because you can conduct a search, digitally connect with people, and gather information over cereal in your pajamas. It’s more difficult because now you’re one of thousands who are online doing the same. Standing out and making the case for your candidacy is difficult.
“Job seekers who don’t like the job search process hide behind technology,” Brady continued.