Even in the Midst of the Recession, You Can Find Work Here!
We’re all living through hard times lately – yes, even us bloggers have felt the crunch thanks to the latest string of economic disasters. Being information workers, and self-employed ones at that it’s a bit harder for us to lose our jobs, but it doesn’t matter – keeping your job at half your former salary is still a slap in the face. But there is hope, even amongst these dark days – if you know where to look, you can still find employment – and we’ve got the skinny on the places to look.
Experienced job hunter Carol Simms has kindly contributred this inspirational piece about finding employment in the depths of a recession, and she’s no stranger to job hunting (as you can see from her website) – she’s held over 25 jobs in her lifetime! Along the way though she’s been polishing her writing skills on the job market, as you can see from her posts on job search engines and free job posting sites. Thanks Carol!
As we mentioned earlier, there are several sectors of the economy that are well and truly recession-proof. It’s not always dependent on the sector, however, as some companies also do exceedingly well during times of strife while others who have been cutting corners fall by the wayside in the effort to catch up. One of these recession proof companies is Publix Supermarkets, who also happen to be an excellent employer to work for (you can learn more about Publix employment here) as they offer a nice selection of benefits even to those working on the floor in their supermarkets, not just their executives.
Another set of great employers are those who specialize in international business, as they are far more resistant to the hiccups of a single nation’s economy, even one as large as America. They’re not immune to the effects, but still – a company like KBR or even http://dyncorpjobs.org is still increasing hiring in the midst of layoffs from other companies.
All of this is to reinforce the point that thing aren’t without hope. As an unemployed person, you’ll probably find that things start to seem a bit stacked against you – but we hope this post will inspire you to get your mojo back and get back into the game. In case none of the suggestions we mentioned above appeals to you, we have built up a list of other sites that might be useful for you in your job hunting. Some offer job postings, and others give you information that could be very useful when actually applying for a job – whether you’re looking for jobs at Pizza Hut or something more complex like civil engineering technician jobs. Best of luck in your job search!