In today’s job market, creativity is important!
For many employees who haven’t found themselves out of work in the past 5 years or
so, it may seem a little strange to hear that employers continue to find most of their
talent through plain, old-fashioned networking. Employers have always had a
tendency to prefer hires that are referred to them by friends, co-workers, and colleagues.
It makes sense – others, who they can vouch for personally or professionally, can
vouch for another individual’s “fit” with their needs. It remains to be the
case for as much as half of all the hires that occur each year. Some say perhaps
To become employed in this job market and economy, being creative is a key to success.
Not only do you need to call in your personal and professional network as much as
possible, you also need to think outside the box. Check out this article in
the Memphis Daily News that illustrates how jobs can even come from volunteer work!
Talk about thinking outside the box! Not only can it lead to paid work, it helps
keep key skills up-to-speed.
Dave Caldwell, Product Manager, Unemployment/Reemployment Solutions
This weblog is sponsored by TALX.
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