Over the past 20 years from 1994 the unemployment rate had not changed much from 22% to 25% in 2014. We don’t really expect this to change much over the next 10 years and with AI (Artificial Intelligence) and there is a concern that this might get worse increasing up to 35%.
There are now many SaaS (Software as a Service) platforms for projects, client and operational management available and companies are looking for individuals that can master these. If you are not afraid of fiddling with computer software, then give this option a try.
We have 2 images, one on paper/digital and the physical image. It is very important that we take great care of both. Many neglect their digital image and concentrate on the physical without understanding that these days in most cases, we meet people digitally first then meet them in real life.
Stand firm on your believes, ideas, and goals. You know those pushovers you find in office corridors and boardrooms, for them, it’s like high school all over again, they get bullied by their managers and everybody new just seems to be promoted ahead of them.
“Don’t look too busy. I’ve seen smart and dedicated employees fail to get promoted, because they have taken on too much, working too hard, and appeared too frazzled. If you appear stressed, people will think you aren’t prepared to take on more, and you’ll miss opportunities for new and innovative projects.” – Mira Zaslove
Try to resist the edge to apply for just any and job in your field that gets posted. Streamline your search by mostly applying for jobs that you have adequate experience and qualifications for. This will increase your chances of securing interviews significantly.
There are tons of Cover Letter samples on the internet, resist the temptation to copy and paste. Recruiters and hiring managers see dozens of Cover Letters, and it may discredit you if the reader of your Cover Letter is familiar with the content you are sampling.
Remember a professional CV is a marketing document, not a history book where you document your entire career journey. Stick to what is relevant and recent. Table the rest without going into too much detail unless that experience is relevant to the job you are applying for.