By Chandra Fox, BlogBreak contributor and e-resume.net vice president.
Nobody knows how long the current economy and unemployment numbers will be in place. There have been predictions of unemployment as it is until 2014 due to the automobile industry and housing market in a tailspin. So what do you do if you need a job? The best way to find a job is to use your contacts. 60% of jobs are found by networking. So don’t be shy. Talk to those around you about employment opportunities.
Look at the job you have now and picture it in 5 years, 10 years and so on.
Then think of other jobs that are expected to flourish in the future. Where are you? Now don’t quit your job and go for another job just yet, just be thinking of your future and industries that look optimistic.
There are a few industries that are looking strong in the future. One is healthcare simply because the baby boomers – just the sheer number of this population have secured this industry. Computers and technology are also headed in a positive direction. Information will continue to be a hot commodity.
Look at the job you are in – don’t leave it, just start looking around at other potential opportunities; you are much more marketable to a prospective employer if you have a job. Look at your industry, if you are a Realtor or Mortgage Loan Officer, maybe that industry is not as strong as Healthcare or computer-related careers. Take an honest look at the future of your career and consider other areas you could go work. Don’t quit your current job, now is not the time, but be mindful of the changes happening around you and evaluate your future.