- April 3, 2020
Interviewing Proficiency Secures Jobs During Coronavirus
Interviewing mastery is the most important part of landing a coveted position. This is both a historical employment fact and the message of my recent blog article: “Engineering Job Recruiting Slowing | You Need This Advantage.” This is even more spot-on today with the U.S. Labor Department announcing a drop of 701,000 jobs today and the largest over-the-month increase in the unemployment rate since January 1975 (BY .9% to 4.4%)!
Suffice to say that the numbers are bleak. They reflect my predicted retrenchment in the job market due to the coronavirus outbreak. Most of us are well aware of this new reality and I sincerely hope that it is temporary.
So, these are my thoughts about the current pandemic and the ensuing job market. They are based upon my 30+ years of experience recruiting engineering, technical, scientific, information technology (IT), research and development (R&D) and manufacturing technology talent for employer jobs worldwide.
In addition to abruptly interrupting our everyday lives, the coronavirus pandemic has halted the U.S. jobs market’s all-time record of 113th straight months of jobs creation.
In my opinion, the outlook in the immediate future will not be rosy.
Granted, we will eventually emerge out of this pandemic and the ‘Staying Home’ edict affecting most of us. But when we return, it will be to a new normal. We will certainly NOT immediately ramp up to the levels of job opportunities and salary trends that were evident just a few weeks ago.
Instead, I feel we must all prepare ourselves for layoffs, company closings and a tight labor market in the near future.
In anticipation of this new reality, I am currently developing a revolutionary 12-step interviewing program to assist those affected in these difficult times. The program will help you land employment opportunities in the new environment. And it will be available quickly.
The name of the program is World2Work® and a web site will be launched soon.
The program itself is based upon my 30+ years of job recruitment and coaching candidates in fields such as engineering, scientific, technical, research and development (R&D), information technology (IT) and manufacturing including cutting edge industries such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality.
Improved interviewing skills is the program’s primary focus. This is the case because research shows that the most important part of landing a job is “selling” yourself in the interview. My coaching will concentrate on how to improve your techniques in all aspects of the interviewing process and thus outperform your competitors.
I will offer both private, individual coaching sessions as well as an initial ‘get acquainted’ one-hour virtual coaching and mentoring video conference to the first responders.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact me immediately at 312-944-4000 or use my Contact form. Seating is limited – first come, first served.
I guarantee you will benefit by learning my proven, successful techniques in just a few minutes of your time!
Together, we will get through this crisis.
Stay safe and thank you.