There is a general consensus that moving from recession to recovery that business will need to be done differently for companies again to get back on their feet. What this means is that employers will be looking for different skill sets or a combination of skills from their employees to help them do this. Jobs that were eliminated during the recession may not come back exactly like they were and some jobs may never come back again. It is important that job seekers realize this. During transition is a great time to update skills so that they are current and relevant. I advise job seekers that during networking conversations with others in their profession or industry to ask questions specific about the skills employers are seeking in certain jobs. Too often professionals become complacent and they don’t keep their skills up with the changing times and the job they once had and knew no longer exists, and literally disappear.
The Disappearing Job
About the Author: Karen Kodzik
Cultivating Careers was founded by Karen Kodzik, a Career Consultant who has worked with individuals in transition for over 13 years. Karen meets professionals at various points on their career path and works with them to gain a clearer sense of where they want to take their careers. Karen Kodzik holds a Masters Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Career Development. Karen couples seasoned counseling skills with a solid business acumen. She has coached and consulted various levels of professionals across industries to successfully reaching that next point in their career.