Those who have been unhappy with their jobs pre-COVID.
Those who were treated inhumanely during COVID.
For those who want something better and their faith, there’s a job seeker’s market.
Job seekers who reskilled and upskilled thoughtfully and are ready to find the “dream job.”
Professionals who are betting on themselves.
Working remotely, meaning more connection with family or isolation from people, means something significant.
Some thought working a lousy job would be better than working remotely. They are leaving, too.
And everyone else in-between.
CNBC reports approximately 4M resigned in May.
BLS reports in May, 559,000 jobs were created, and there were.
9.3M job openings.
Ooooh, and inflation. It’s coming snowballing downhill.
Traditionally, hiring slows down in the summer (thanks for reminding us, Lisa Lewis Miller (she/her)). I think July may be the new Christmas retail hiring rush, as Jack Kelly states things are moving too fast. I believe there is a small window in general. Will we see the “great-rehiring (People laid-off being called to work)?” Who knows?
But, slow or fast, are you #jobsearch ready? People who have jobs or just quit (in the last 90 days) may have the leverage.
That’s the way employers will see it.
That’s the way they have always seen it.
It’s never late to prepare if you’ve been unemployed for six months or more. So whether you’re reskilling or upskilling, I hope you’ve been networking!
Employers will ask:
Why did you leave your last job? How did you handle unemployment?
You will need to craft an answer.
You will need to craft stories to show you are the prescription to the employer’s job description.
Among many other things, you’ll need to ask employers questions too:
For example, how did you pivot your protocols during the pandemic?
How did you show empathy to those with crisis and concerns?
What would your employees say about how well you did?
I think this window of opportunities will close soon. There ain’t no shoulder with a chip. Employers won’t be sentimental about their choices and there ain’t no shoulder with a chip.
This presentation is from an article I wrote about two years ago that I updated. It’s very much related to what I just shared. I hope you’ll find it useful.