How much you believe in statistics?
If you are unemployed and tired of applying to different jobs, I am sure you believe in statistics.
But, chances are that you believe in unemployment statistics.
I suggest you change your view and look at the other side of the coin—look at the employment statistics.
According to US Department of Labor –Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment situation in October 2011 was like this:
“Nonfarm payroll employment continued to trend up in October (+80,000), and the unemployment rate was little changed at 9.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment in the private sector rose, with modest job growth continuing in professional and businesses services, leisure and hospitality, health care, and mining. Government employment continued to trend down.”
Now read this:
In October, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks and over) declined by 366,000 to 5.9 million, or 42.4 percent of total unemployment.
It also says,
Total nonfarm payroll employment continued to trend up in October (+80,000). Over the past 12 months, payroll employment has increased by an average of 125,000 per month. In October, private sector employment increased by 104,000, with continued job growth in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality, health care, and mining. Government employment continued to contract in October
You can see this in the following chart.
Now, you should know how to look at the positive side and make use of it.
1. Look at the statistics and check which job hunting method will save your time and energy.
2. Statistics can tell you which industries are recruiting.
3. Statistics can encourage you when they mention something like—30% of the applicants in the media industry land job in a year.
In this, I see a very important point. If you are a media professional and planning to change your job or a fresher planning to enter media industry, there are 30 people who land jobs out of 100 applicants.
Quite encouraging, right?
Moreover, these statistics summarize the whole picture. You can use more than one way of job hunting methods and land this job.
If you want to know which careers are in demand, check the top future careers available.
How Do You Describe Yourself?
I mean, majority of you—when asked to describe yourself professionally—give answers like,I am a financial analyst or, I am a Trader or I am a Trainer.
In short, you mention your job titles.
You think that’s the only way to answer people who you are?
Think of your knowledge, your skills and experience so far. Keep aside the job-title for some time.
Think of more basic way to present or describe yourself. Plan for two or more ways of describing yourself using your knowledge, skills and experience.
There is a simple and effective way to job searching using this method.
Once you have two or more ways of describing yourself, you increase your scope of jobs you can apply for.
Plus, you can use more than one method of job hunting and stay ahead of others—who use only one method of job hunting.
So use this permutation and combination strategy for your job-hunting, find hope and see the results.