AMC Tampa Executive Careers Reports on the Top Five Obstacles in Today’s Job Market

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The current job market is an employer’s market. We went to AMC the Tampa based Executive Career experts for their thoughts on how to overcome these obstacles.

Being unemployed: The vast majority of employers feel that an unemployed worker is a greater risk.

Out of the workforce for an extended period of time: The longer you are unemployed, the more you are likely to be behind in current technologies, industry changes.

Too much experience: Large employers are looking for a particular segment of the workforce, such as “five years of experience” have a particular demographic in mind. If you have 15 or more years of experience, you will automatically be seen as over-qualified.

Too little experience: Experienced candidates require less training and ramp-up time, In a tight job market these professionals will accept a lower pay than normal.

Too many applicants per job advertised: Some estimates say that there are as many as 118 applications sent in for some jobs. According to a recent AP article the current ratio of unemployed worker to available jobs is 3.7:1; against an acceptable 2:1 ratio.

According to the AMC Tampa Executive Career team, here are the answers for some. Unemployed, AMC says take a job, even it is below your level. This also applies to the unemployed for an extended period category. By doing this, you can stay up to date with industry trends, changes in technology, and be seen as more employable by others.

Too much experience? AMC says maybe you’re looking in the wrong places. Try networking into smaller and mid-size companies, where experience counts.

Too little experience? This might mean taking less pay than expected, doing an internship after college, or getting a job outside of your field until the market opens up.

As for too many applicants for a single job, one of the biggest mistake job seekers make is reliance on traditional avenues of job search. These don’t work all that well in a good times. Finding non-traditional avenues is imperative in today’s market.

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