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Our goal is to provide our listeners with an insiders perspective into the world of contemporary work by providing straight talk and real world advice from both sides of the hiring table.
The nation’s unemployment rate is at it’s highest level in many years. Due to increased efficiencies driven by technology and automated processes, American companies continue to shed workers at an astounding rate.
In his 1995 book “The End of Work – The Decline of the Global Labor Force and the Dawn of the Post-Market Era”, Jeremy Rifkin reveals how the information age is resulting in a re-stratification of the labor market which will result in ever-increasing levels of unemployment for the unenlightened without the proper technology, educational and job search and personal packaging skills.
A recent Execunet national survey revealed some 68% of seemingly happily employed executives say there are somewhat/very concerned about the long-term prospects of keeping their current jobs. The same survey revealed that over 85% of professional recruiters say hiring companies expect more from candidates than they did in the past.
It is estimated that the average person pursuing a business career will work for 10-12 different companies in their career. This represents approximately 3-4 years at each company and clearly signifies the end of “the company man” of the 1950’s and 1960’s era.
Clearly, the ability to package oneself and run an effective ongoing personal career management program is key to insuring long-term viability and relevance in an ever-changing employment landscape.
While there are many who profess to know how to get a job or succeed in an interview, very few of these pundits bring actual real-world perspectives to bear in their musings. Instead, many are simply “spectators” in this game relying only on clinical perspectives gained from positions in outplacement, psychology, executive coaching or in many cases as pure journalists with little if any actual experience in the world of work.