Are You Getting Noticed?
Competitive hiring. It’s a tough world in this job market! When searching for a new job, think about how many resumes you submitted or applications filled out. It was probably a surprisingly large number. Now, out of all those submissions, how many responses did you get? That number was probably surprisingly small, as compared to the number of submissions you made. What is really going on in the job market and why are you not getting the results you have expected? There are a number of reasons why you are not getting results in a job search. However, there are a few solid reasons you need to consider if you are looking to get into a new position.
Learn to Stand Out in a Competitive Hiring Environment
Recent studies have show that since 2007, talent shortages across all industries have increased by 38%. This is a record number. Couple this talent shortage with a strengthening economy and you have arrived at the perfect storm. How could there be such a significant shortage of talent? That is easy… the competition is getting tougher. Individual applicants are strengthening their marketable skills, responding to an ever changing environment. Corporate recruiters are now becoming much more aggressive when competing for applicants with these specific and unique skills. Their competition is trying to poach your top talent due to the limited amount of qualified candidates in the market. To compete in this ever changing environment, you must learn to stand out among the masses.
Achieving Success and the Perfect Opportunity
Lean Six Sigma professionals are not exempt from this unique hiring environment. It goes without saying, you must learn to compete with your peers to achieve success. Recruiters and hiring managers are going to closely scrutinize your certifications, experience and specialized training. Sometimes even the smallest factor could eliminate you from consideration. Whether you’re looking for a position change or you are seeking promotion and career advancement, start making a difference with your professional skills. Continue to attain your professional certifications. Be eager to take on challenges and projects that will sharpen your skills and heighten your experience level. Attend professional training courses for your certifications or specialized training requirements. When it comes down to two applicants competing for a position, with all factors being the same, one successful project can be the deciding factor.