It has been a tough couple of years for BC job seekers. The downturn resulted in an unstable job market with many wishful workers unemployed or underemployed in part time or temporary roles. The past year has seen moderate growth and employers are hopeful that this trend will continue through 2011. So why is now a good time to find a job you might ask?
Managing workloads. Many companies are finding that they need additional resources to manage existing workloads. The downturn resulted in many organizations cutting their workforce levels and they are they are now unable to cope with the growth of the upturn. While some companies are first hiring temporary workers to get projects back on track, others are finding they need to employ additional permanent employees to leverage growth opportunities. This spells opportunity for job seekers.
Job market movement. The upturn is also prompting some employed individuals to start looking for new opportunities. Many workers stayed at their jobs during the downturn for the stability that tenure afforded. With increased confidence in the job market, these individuals are looking to get their career progression back on track. This movement will open roles and will again prompt employers to resume the recruitment process.
Connecting to BC employers. BCjobs.ca can connect you to over 4,000 local companies. Many have posted jobs, although others specifically use our resume database service to proactively recruit new hires. To maximize your chances, consider posting your resume. While you may be worried about confidentiality, BCjobs.ca offers privacy settings, including the option to omit your name and only make visible your contact details.
Throughout the month of February, we are encouraging you to upload or update your resume. You can win a free resume consultation with career expert, Michael Howard, author of Alternative Resumes. The real reward, however, will be finding your next career opportunity.
Don’t delay. Visit BCJobs.ca to take the next step in your career.