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Opposites Attract

Who are you going to believe?

➔ There is a ton of news available to the average person today. There is a lot of business news available today. There is a lot of news about the job market and job seeking today. That’s a lot of news.

However, it should come as news to no one that if you pay close enough attention to even a fraction of the news that is dispersed on a daily basis, you’re not going to hear the same story. Especially in the 21st Century, news coverage is all over the planet. (No pun intended.) This one says yes, that one says no; this one says up, that one says down. What’s a body to do?

You could just pick and choose

This can be troubling for the average job seeker. Is the job market up? Down? Are people hiring? Laying off? Recent experience bears this out.

Newsday says that employment is improving. On the other hand, other media report that job adverts has declined sharply which has been backed up by some recruiters recently who see a cooling market. Don’t look to the Department of Labor for help. Their data is inconsistent at best.

What does all this mean to you?

How does this help your job search? Truthfully, not much.

At the end of the day, regardless of trends and movements in the job market, job seeking is an individual, singular activity. You’re not one wildebeest in a herd of a million on the Serengeti, mindlessly roaming from one plateau to the next. You’re you.

And the good news is that you’re only looking for one job. And regardless of what’s happening in the overall job market, you’re still only looking for one job. And regardless of the volume of jobs posted online, there’s no reason why you can’t find that one organization that needs someone with your skills and that wants to hire you.

One job. One you. Mission accomplished.


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