Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Trends Post #3: Who is hiring?

Companies who are more likely to increase hiring are organizations:
  • With 500 or less employees AND
  • In the Non-profit, manufacturing, and retail sectors AND
  • Recruiting across the entire US or South Central, Southwest, and Northwest regions AND
  • Those using social media, internship programs, and direct contact with faculty

Let's talk about expectations and compromise.

Could you find your dream job after graduation? Possibly; if you create it yourself (see post #2). Most likely you will have to make some compromises regarding your career. Don't think you are the only one who has ever had to do this. Compromise is part of life (and relationships but that's another blog!).

What you can do:

  • Be open to small organizations, many of which you may have never heard.
  • Be open to location. You can always go back home. Your twenties are a good time to explore the region, the country, and the planet. If Texas has a 6% increase in jobs... then get out your cowboy boots and head south!
  • Be open to job openings that fit your skills but may not require your exact major or the career you pictured for yourself. Do you think I grew up wanting to be a career counselor? But now I wouldn't trade it for any other career.

You do have a choice... either sit back and wait for something to fall into your lap (unlikely and rather a bit boring) or get out there and find something by BEING OPEN!

Ride 'em cowboy!


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