How to pursue new opportunities in a job seeker's market.
It takes a lot of effort to keep apprised of a rapidly changing labor landscape for job seekers or hiring managers, and recruiting firms like Openwork can help you close the gap. In September 2022, the United States labor market recorded growth of about 260,000 jobs. That’s solid growth, even as the country tries to balance priorities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic’s height. There may be economic uncertainties forecasted for 2023, but that isn’t stopping our industry clients. We receive new staffing requests every day from our light industrial and other sectors, each seeking the perfect person for the necessary tasks at hand.
That’s where recruiting comes in to help you: an expert on your side. We can help you leverage opportunities available to achieve your goals.
When a surplus of jobs outweighs the number of reported unemployment claims, it’s a hot market for job seekers to leverage their skills. The door is open to a number of opportunities, whether it’s perks in the office or leverage to negotiate a better wage. But it can be hard to navigate the waters of a job seeker’s market if you don’t have a ton of time to spend on research, or if you don’t know the best way to get your foot in the door. That’s where recruiting comes in to help you: an expert on your side. We can help you leverage opportunities available to achieve your goals.
Think about what you’re an expert in–unless you’re already working in the people business, it probably isn’t “getting a job.” Most folks want a position they can stick with, that supports their needs and allows them to contribute meaningfully to the world around them. If you’re only looking for a job every few years, you’re almost certainly out of practice. That’s only one reason it can be helpful to make connections with recruiters in your chosen field; the race is shorter when you’re running in relay. When you submit a resume to a recruiter it’s like handing off the baton to someone who can make up the distance.
“45% of employers believe that building a diverse workforce is a priority to retain existing talent and attract new employees,” write our friends at Undercover Recruiter. And that number is only growing.
Recruiters at Openwork are trained in best practices to avoid bias and encourage growth. As a job seeker, you want to connect with someone who can see past just the lines of a resume and pitch your soft skills as well as your experiences. A staffing specialist can help you find your dream job, even in places you wouldn’t necessarily think to apply. This is a great asset to job seekers as well as hiring managers, many of whom want to improve their workforce diversity and equity. “45% of employers believe that building a diverse workforce is a priority to retain existing talent and attract new employees,” write our friends at Undercover Recruiter. And that number is only growing.
After all, hiring managers are often responsible for their regular duties as well as filling openings. They only have enough time to take a look at the basics when hiring on their own, and it’s easy for great candidates to fall through the cracks that way. Recruiters like the Openwork team are interested in the whole package. They interview candidates in advance, before sending them to our client partners, to get an idea of the essential soft skills needed to fit in with a hiring manager’s crew. You might not consider adding model ship-building to your resume, but the fine motor skills involved are perfect for CNC machine operators or parts assemblers. If you run a blog about parenting, you might find the perfect part-time gig as a childcare attendant. The possibilities are infinite!
Partnering with a staffing firm like Openwork is a win-win in a competitive labor market. We know that good talent is out there, and hiring managers don’t have the time to find them. We dedicate ourselves to filling the gap between job seekers and clients, because there’s nothing more satisfying than filling a job opening with the perfect candidate. That’s what we live for–finding your dream job is our dream job. Connect with a recruiter by applying now!
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