If you’re not sure which career path to pursue as you search for your next job, you’re not alone. Many job seekers and career changers struggle trying to decide what they really want to do with their careers, making the choice of which companies and job openings to apply for especially challenging. If you find yourself uncertain about which direction to take in your job search, you may want to consider a self-reflective process called career assessment to learn more about your work style as well as your true strengths and interests.
Many job experts believe that the holidays can be one of the best times of the year to find a job, and many companies want to start the New Year with the right talent already on board. Contrary to what you may think, experts believe that the holidays can be one of the best times of the year to find a job!
There are many elements that contribute to business success, but no factor is more important than the quality of your employees. Recruiting and hiring the best candidates is a critical element in the successful implementation of your organization’s vision and goals. While there is no approach that guarantees foolproof success with every hire, there are ways to significantly reduce your risks of choosing the wrong candidate while ensuring you’re attracting the best applicants for your positions.
Recruiting and hiring in the current environment of record low unemployment is creating new challenges for organizations. The national unemployment rate stands at 3.9% (as of July 2018). Local unemployment rates are even lower: the Tri-Valley area rate is 2.7% while the Alameda County rate is 3.2%. If you are like many employers, you are probably finding the competition for workers has intensified, as job seekers seem to have the advantage of being in a buyer’s market.