It’s totally ridiculous when “career experts” write articles to notify job-seekers which organizations are hiring.
This is ridiculous because every great employer is ALWAYS hiring!
When I conducted a job search at the start of the recent recession, I was able to get offers from multiple organizations for jobs that each would have paid me at least $100,000-$125,000 in year one. I was only 26 years old at the time, and several of the organizations who made me those offers were in industries I had never even worked in before. I also only knew about 10% of what I know now about how to conduct a job search.
While none of the employers was officially hiring, each organization was willing to create a job for me because of how I approached them.
Hiring someone is nothing more than an investment. Every employer can and should create a job any time the right person comes along.
If you can prove to the real hiring decision-maker that you will provide a positive Return on Investment (i.e. your value will significantly exceed your salary), then it would be stupid for the employer not to hire you.
Great employers recognize this. Employers who don’t understand this are organizations you shouldn’t want to work for anyway.
If an organization is not consistently looking to hire top talent, then that organization is headed absolutely nowhere in the future. Employees get promoted, change departments, leave to work somewhere else, get fired, get sick or injured, or even die. (Sorry to be morbid, but it’s true!)
Great organizations recognize that they need to have a pipeline full of talent since they will inevitably experience change and turnover within their organization. If someone tells you his organization is not hiring, he either doesn’t want to hire you, or he isn’t the real decision-maker.
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-Pete Leibman (Pete@DreamJobAcademy.com)
-Author of “I Got My Dream Job And So Can You! 7 Steps Towards Creating Your Ideal Career After College” (due out through AMACOM in spring 2012)
-Founder of Dream Job Academy
-Keynote Speaker for The Dream Job College Tour
-Creator of The Washington Wizards’ Sports Careers Day