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It’s Cold Outside, but the Job Market Is Hot!

Yes I know it is very cold outside, but the job market really is hot! It has been hot throughout 2017 and should only continue to get hotter in 2018. What are you going to do about it? Are you going to test the waters? The water is nice and warm, so jump in.

Facts about the job market:

  • United States unemployment rate is currently at 4.1 percent and is at a 17 year low.
  • There are six million job openings right now, which is just below the all-time high set earlier in 2017.
  • American companies have added 1.9 million jobs in 2017 and look to continue in 2018.
  • The job market is hotter than ______ (fill in the blank with your favorite “hotter than” saying).

How cold is it outside?

  • Well today when I woke up it was -7 degrees. So I’d say VERY COLD!
  • I know not every day is this cold, but this is the coldest time of year for sure.
  • So bundle up and let’s drive into this hot job market!

Why is the job market so hot?

  • Employers have a fresh budget to start 2018.
  • With that new budget, some are now able to bring on new staff.
  • Companies have been hiring at a steady pace in 2017 and that trend should continue.
  • The economy has stayed strong.
  • Companies NEED good employees right now!

What do you need to do to find that dream job you are looking for?

  • Get your resume put together and get it out there!
  • What is your dream job?
  • Figure out what type of work you are looking for and focus on finding it.
  • Start applying for positions. They will not find themselves, you need to apply.
  • Find a good recruiter. They will assist you in many ways to make this happen for you.

What if you are currently employed, but you are not happy and want to make a change?

  • Then you need a recruiter for sure!
  • A good recruiter can discreetly look for a position for you while you continue to work.
  • You still need to figure out what type of position and company would be ideal for you.
  • Think about the factors that will motivate you to make a move and specifically look for them.

Some people made a New Year’s resolution to find a new career path. To them and anyone else looking to make a move, I will say “do it now”. You have to strike while the fire is hot, and it’s hot.

Sometimes we all need that nudge to do what we have been putting off, so I am just trying to help. If you have been thinking about making that change, the time is now!

Good luck to all and I hope you have a great 2018! I know if we all put our minds to it, we can make 2018 great!

Kevin Browne
Kevin is from Omaha, NE. He attended college at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He has been with AurStaff since January of 1999 and currently is a Senior Account Manager. Kevin is a huge North Carolina Tar Heels fan as well.


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