Haverford, PA (PRWEB) April 18, 2014
Twenty years ago, getting a job was mostly a matter of looking through ads to see what local businesses had to offer you. For many, it was simple as that. Not anymore.
Getting a job today is much more difficult: Government tracking statistics show that jobless rates, while down considerably from highs of almost 10% in 2010, joblessness is still double the rate of ten years ago. Businessman APP-developer and job advice counselor Les Garnas concludes that “the statistics seem to imply that job-seekers need to work almost twice as hard to compete for the few jobs available in the marketplace.” It seems to be a grim outlook, indeed.
To help job-seekers succeed, Les developed Net Tips, a free, smart phone APP that helps subscribers prepare more successfully for getting a job. “Savvy preparation strategy is the most crucial step in success,” says Garnas. And in developing his job-seeking APP he focused entirely on how to get a desired job—not just what jobs are available.
After a thorough review of APPs for job-seeking help, (at least 25 APPs are featured on the internet currently) Les found that all the APPs reviewed concentrated recent job lists--but none offered any specific strategies on how to get a job. So, getting the job became the entire focus of the Net Tips App. Job seekers seem to see the value of “preparing” instead of just looking at lists of jobs—subscriptions to Net Tips free APP have doubled in just the past month.
In addition to preparing job seekers for widely advertised jobs, Net Tips also explores the “hidden job market”. CNN money reports that 80% of available jobs go unadvertised, (they get filled internally or through employee recommendations). Net Tips advice includes specific strategies to help job seekers find, and act on hidden job opportunities. Net Tips advises job seekers to maintain frequent contact with friends with jobs (to be more alert about new jobs in their companies), and to seek advice and support from friends’ parents, relatives and acquaintances. “The keys to job-seeking success—especially hidden jobs—rests with casting a wide net among contacts so you are one of the first to know what’s available—asserts Garnas.