Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the March 3, 2003 issue of QuintZine.
It’s a fairly widely accepted tenet of job-hunting that you can make excellent inroads by talking to knowledgeable people in your field. Shay Welch, a technical staffing manager writing for Net-Temps, suggests that recruiters are among the best of those knowledgeable people. “One of the most untapped resources for career seekers are the recruiters who specialize in the various careers available to today’s workforce,” Welch writes. “Why recruiters? They know what companies are hiring, and they also know what types of positions are in highest demand, as well as the criteria top employers are looking for in employees. If you want an inside look into any industry, a recruiter can be a wealth of information, because they’re always interacting with both talented professionals and companies that are hiring. And, in today’s economy, there are specialized recruiters for just about any profession you can think of. Areas of expertise vary from technical to legal fields, and there are even recruiters who specialize in writing or working with stagehands for theatrical productions! With so many specialized recruiting firms, there’s bound to be one that can offer you guidance with your career of choice,” Welch suggests.
Here are the dozen fading job fields:
- Farmers and ranchers
- Order clerks
- Insurance claims and policy processing clerks
- Word processors
- Sewing machine operators
- Computer operators
- Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers
- Prepress technicians and workers
- Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products
- Loan and eligibility interviewers for government programs
(Thanks to Ellen Mulqueen of CMI and PRWRA for suggesting this item.)
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