Monday, November 1, 2010

There is 90% Employment

First, let's state the obvious. The math is simple. If there is 10% unemployment, then 90% of the working population is employed.

Let me be clear, I am not trying to diminish the problems we face in putting America back to work or the hardships of those looking for work.

What I want to do is talk about the seemingly disproportionate amount of blog posts, advice, career sites etc..  speaking about; the Great Recession, Tough Times, How're You Holding Up?, and even mentioning murder suicides caused by layoffs. It's almost like these posts are pandering to the unfortunate for traffic.

Now that people have been told to start blogging, open a twitter account, update their Linkedin and Facebook  profile, how about providing them some value?

The following are a couple of experts I think are getting it right, tell it like it is, give practical advice and deserve some recognition for it.

From  What Would Dad Say

From    Ask The Headhunter® | Nick Corcodilos

As career advisor, recruiter or sourcer, it is our job to provide practical advice that will help people improve their career equity and maximize options in a job change.

It is also our job to find the best candidates for our clients or companies. That doesn't mean someone that is between jobs in not one of those best candidates, but they will find you. The majority of the talent pool, 90% , is out there working at the competition or a company in your industry.  The majority of those people and probably the best ones, don't have a resume posted somewhere for you to pull up at will from a database.

And chances are, they probably aren't interested in hearing about "Being Kind to Yourself During Your Job Search".

If you want to build an audience of job seekers and increase your authority in the recruiting or career advice field, your time might be better spent  appealing to the employed 90%.  Just Sayin...

If you know any other  you think are getting it right and offering valuable insight to the job seeker/changer, please tell us about them in the comments.


If you know any others bloggers  or pundits dolling out useful and actionable career advice  and you feel they should be on this list, drop me a note and I will add them if appropriate.