Yesterday I was a guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation on the topic of “Where to Look for Jobs in the Recession.” Laurence Shatkin, author of 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs, and I shared our tips, and host Neal Conan took calls from listeners.
Many listeners shared upsetting stories of layoffs and difficulty landing new jobs, and many also offered suggestions on what companies and industries are still hiring. We discussed opportunities in healthcare, education, accounting, trucking, energy, defense and more. Listen to the full program here.
We also talked about the fact that job hunters today have to cast a very wide net in their jobs searches. To that end, here are several recent articles that offer an abundance of suggestions, resources and opportunities:
1. General career and job hunting advice for young professionals, from U.S. News and World Report: 5 Things Every Young Worker Needs to Know
2. Tips to follow if you’ve just lost your job, from career coach Maggie Mistal: What to Do When You’re Out of a Job
3. Tips for international job searches, from Entry-Level Careers Examiner:
Finding an Internship or Entry-Level Job Abroad
4. Advice on finding a job with a small business (this article provides recruiting advice to small business owners, so just flip it around to see where to position yourself to be recruited), from BusinessWeek:
Where to Find Top Talent
5. Suggestions for advertising industry job seekers, from Advertising Age:
Getting Ready to Graduate? Five Tips for Weathering the Ad Industry Storm
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