How to identify and fix issues in your job search
An increasing number of job seekers are struggling to find a suitable job when they search for a new job.
The average age of the job seekers who apply for the jobs they want is around 36, according to a survey of about 5,000 job seekers conducted by The CareerBuilder Group.
This is the lowest it’s been in the last 20 years.
“It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find jobs,” said Dan Cottrell, chief executive of CareerBuilder.
“We’ve seen job seekers, in particular those who are 25 to 34, who have seen their income shrink, they’re feeling increasingly desperate.”
One of the main reasons for this, said Cottlevll, is the ageing population.
“The demand for workers has been reduced, and people are feeling more vulnerable to unemployment and underemployment.”
People are less likely to apply for jobs if they’re going to have to take time off and if their income isn’t enough to cover their expenses,” he said.
So how can you spot a potential employer when you’re looking for a job?
That will give you a broad range of information. “
When you’re applying for a contract you’re asking for a salary, whether that’s $200 a week or $250 a week, and whether it’s in your area or whether it is in another country,” Cottrill said.
“That will give you a broad range of information.
You can also look for an employer profile.”
To find an employer, you need to look for a profile on LinkedIn.
“There’s a very good profile tool available on LinkedIn that allows people to see the employers’ information,” Colloy said.
“You can look for companies that have a particular type of skill set that is going to attract the right type of people to the position.”
He said employers looking to fill roles for their staff should look to companies with a strong history of hiring in a similar skill-set.
“The problem is that there’s a huge amount of data that’s not being shared between employers,” Cellrell said.
Some of the information on LinkedIn is publicly available, such as what the job posting says, and can be shared with employers.
However, there’s also the risk that companies could be selling information to potential job seekers.
“There’s this notion out there that employers are selling the information,” he explained.
“What employers are saying is that they’re looking to find people who can be trained for particular jobs, but they’re also looking to see if they can find the right person for that job.”
Another key piece of information employers need to share is where the job is located.
“For the average job seeker, it’s pretty obvious that they are looking to work in the UK,” Clloy said, adding that employers should also make sure the location of the company they’re hiring for is visible.
“This could be by showing the company name on the sign outside, so that people know that it’s a company that is based in the city, that is in the town, that has a good reputation,” he added.
“And then they should make sure that the company has a strong presence on social media, where they can be more visible.”
He also advised job seekers to look at the job descriptions posted online, which might show that the person is in a position of power.
“So, look for the position description on LinkedIn and see if it says ‘supervising executive’ or ‘supervisory VP’.”
Look for the qualifications, and the job description itself.
“The problem with employers selling the details of their jobs, Cottll said, is that companies might then not be able to offer their staff the level of support they need to succeed in the job.”
We’ve talked to many employers, and they’re telling us that they’ve heard of a lot of negative stories about job seekers saying things like, ‘I just need to hire you to make sure I can get my employees to do my job, and it’s just not going to work,'” Cottoll said.
The CareerBuilder survey was conducted online and over a period of two weeks, and is published here.
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