HR Roundtable member Dionna Keels provides tips on how best to market yourself as a job seeker in a tough job market:
The current job market is challenging to both employers and those whose quest it is to become an employee once again. Recruiters, who struggled to find qualified candidates a year ago, are now faced with the unique challenge of sorting through several, sometimes hundreds of qualified candidates and determining which candidate is the best fit for the position, their company and the uncertain future. Applicants are now faced with the challenge of separating themselves from the pack. In this brutal job market, where competition is intense, landing your next job can seem like an impossible task. However, there are proactive approaches to increasing your marketability in a tight job market.
Addressing short tenures: Having a steady work history is increasingly important in a tough job market. Employers view steady work histories as an indication of the