Monday, July 27, 2009
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Sunday, July 26, 2009
Not long ago, it was an employee's market, when sometimes all you needed was a personal connection or referral.
Now, its an employers market. For example, just today, I saw a job posting for a Sales Support Representative. The first requirment on the list of qualifications was a Bachelors Degree.
This is just one example of how the current job market benefits employers. With so many people "looking", employers can afford to be highly selective when it comes to applicants.
Gone are the days when a company must broaden the pool of applicants it considers or rush to make an offer for fear of losing the "top" (and sometimes only) candidate to a competitor.
Not so long ago, it was common for Candidates & Job-Seekers to ask employers: "What's in it for me?" Perks/Benefits, Sign On Bonus, Equity, Counter-offers, etc.
The tables have turned and now employers want to know what's in it for them if they should decide to hire you.
What can you do? Don't give up! Think about what you bring to the table and sell those skills to your employer of choice.
If you don't know where to start, this article offers some great tips: Need a Job?
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Saturday, July 25, 2009
The Benefits of an Employment Agency
Author: Ashley Toh
One of the things you need to understand about the job market is that there is plenty of competition and the numbers do not hit you until you realise that there are millions of people looking for jobs on a daily basis. Millions of people all over the world. You have to think global, not local; because the job market now spans a borderless arena.
When thinking about your next job, or if you have been looking for a job for a while now, you must re-look at your strategy and perhaps include the use of an employment agency to help you out with your job search. There are many benefits of an employment agency that will assist you to not only secure a job, but secure one that is beneficial for your own career path. Now this works both ways, from the perspective of someone looking to find a job and form the perspective of a business looking for talent in the job market.
For the job seeker, the employment agency will have the business contacts necessary to push your resume and your details to many more businesses, who will be able to assess and perhaps consider your resume as one that has a potential place in their company. The bottom line about having an employment agency is that you get much more exposure than you would if you were to be looking in a newspaper or even an online job search.
The exposure would be almost ten times of what you would be normally getting because business still trust the services of an employment agency to get the results that they need. For one thing, they will get much more focused results, instead of being swamped with resumes of persons who are not even qualified for some of these jobs. Having a targeted and focused function that the employment agency gives would be then a boon to businesses who want the quickest results in the best time.
This would also mean that your resume would be sent to the companies that would not only be interested in you but of course the types of career matches that would further enhance your career path. Because of the global reach of even local based employment agencies, your horizon would also be increased to great levels.
For businesses, the employment agency is also a great place to find temporary workers for short term contracts as well, as they would have a pool of resources of these people on the call list. These are some of the benefits of an employment agency that you need to know about. If you are searching for a job or an employee, the connections and the resources of an employment agency can only assist you in your search to find something or someone that complements you in every way. There are many quality local and international employment agencies for you to choose from, and a quick search online is all you need to get started.
About the Author:
International Workplace Consulting Pte Ltd , an executive head hunter, will provide your company with all employment services to fulfill your human resources needs. They have also acted as a career builder, providing professionals with the ideal job opportunities.