Thursday, October 9, 2008

Selling yourself in an ecomonic downturn

Recent chaos in the financial markets has seen business confidence around the globe plummet, including Australia. Furthermore, many news services are reporting that jobs growth is slowing - see the following article: http://business.smh.com.au/business/jobs-growth-slows-20081009-4x4p.html

If you are currently looking for a job, it may be worth re-thinking your approach. There may be an impact on jobs growth but there is still a skills shortage that will get progressively worse over the next decade. There is still work to be done, but right now, employers may actually prefer to take someone on part time while they ride out the economic downturn. This is where you can come into play by offering your skills and expertise on a part time basis until business picks up. You are offering your flexibility in return for their flexibility.

2 comments:

www.ANISEConsulting.com said...

I have been advertising for qualified accountants to join my business and the quality of the application has been truly amazing. The little red line in Microsoft Word means there is a spelling mistake!! I can not believe people can submit applications with spelling mistakes. I would highly recommend that all applicants convert their resume into a pdf file before they submit it. It is far more professional & at least there are no red or blue lines!

Simon said...

We've been trying to recruit sales people in rural and regional Australia. I've advertised on many websites and have not had a response. Is this because rural and regional Australia are not suffering like the cities. Rural and regional people have had it harder for a long time and maybe they are isolated from these changes.