Gaining the Edge in a Tight Job Market

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Springfield, Ohio, Company Blends Personal Service and Internet Solutions

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Springfield, Ohio (PRWEB) November 9, 2005 – “With the Fed tightening the money supply, the outsourcing of high-end jobs and general belt tightening across the corporate spectrum, I’m seeing more and more middle- and upper-tier managers than ever before.”

Teena Rose knows the job market as an industry insider and nationally recognized authority on today’s most effective job search techniques. Founder of Resume to Referral, this Springfield-based careerist, certified resume preparer and renowned author of numerous books on making it in a tough economy, spoke frankly during a recent telephone interview. “The day of the cookie-cutter approach to finding the right job is long gone … (it) used to be you’d finish school, get a job, stay with a company and retire with a nice pension,” Mrs. Rose stated.

Today, targeting a position takes professionalism and accuracy. “If you’re just starting out, your needs are a lot different than if you’re trying to transition 10 years of sales (experience) to a teaching position at a business school.”

That’s why Resume to Referral was born in 1999 – to bring the efficiency and convenience of the Internet to today’s increasingly complex job market, while maintaining that all-important personal touch. With the typical employee changing jobs 6.4 times during a career, the era of 30 years, a gold watch and out is over, as most of us know from personal experience. Today, the wise job seeker looks for every advantage. Most of those advantages are on the Internet, if you know how to access and use them.

Today, 75% of all companies rate the Internet as the most cost-effective means of finding the best candidates. Why? Sheer volume. Unlike a help wanted classified in the local press, a listing on Monster.com gets worldwide exposure, provides a detailed job description and identifies qualities of good candidates. The Internet is global and an inexpensive means of recruiting the top echelon of applicants.

“We work with our executive clients to develop a complete (search) program … a strategy to not only find the right job, but to advance careers,” Teena Rose said. “Today, if you don’t use Internet resources, you’re severely limiting your career options.”

When asked to describe her services and resources, Teena said, ‘We keep up to date with job market trends, hot sectors, trends in education at the university level – all of these factors come into play when we develop an executive job search strategy.”

The staff at Resume to Referral offered the following suggestions for expanding your job search on the Internet:

1. Register with national job sites like Monster.com and Jobs.com. They work, so say these experts.

2. Visit the sites of companies within your industry. Many list current job openings.

3. Develop several resumes for on-line and off-line use. If you don’t know how to prep the perfect resume, hire a professional. It’s a bargain and a great ROI.

4. Join on-line news groups that focus on job-skills development. You’ll learn a lot.

5. Read up on the latest in job search protocols. Believe this: what was acceptable five years ago is not the way to go today.

Company founder and CEO, Teena Rose, has authored a number of books that provide guidance, support and practical how-to information to job seekers, from ‘new to the field’ to ‘experienced professionals’ seeking to maximize the advantage of experience. Teena is a certified resume preparer, an interview coach and a careerist who has written Cracking the Code to Pharmaceutical Sales, The 20-Minute Cover Letter Fixer and the recently-released How to Design, Write and Compile a Quality Brag Book.

The experts agree, the hiring companies agree: if you’re working the job market, you’ve got to go Net. And, if you’re new to the Internet employment search arena, call an expert to guide you along your digital career path.

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