I presented at the GCDA event on Friday and I met some great people. One of whom has a killer book I want to recommend. “Headhunter” Hiring Secrets: The Rules of the Hiring Game Have Changed . . . Forever! by Skip Freeman (an executive recruiter in Atlanta). I highly recommend it to find out how you can get your foot in the door for your next job.
One thing I discussed with Skip at this event was how the job stats you hear on the news can be skewed sometimes. Yes, you are hearing how high unemployment is, but that can vary dramatically by industry. For example, Skip said he has 35 open positions that haven’t been filled yet.
This is important to think about for those of you who are in college, or are starting college and have no idea what direction to go in, especially in a tough economy. Using informational interviews to learn more about prospective industries can be very helpful. Learn what employment rates are like for industries that interest you.
I hope you get a chance to check out his book. He has a kindle version too so you could start reading today!!
Certified Career Coach