Two to one: That’s the number of unemployed people actively applying for every one posted position in the U.S.
Latest statistics show that there are about 4.4 million current job openings and more than 9.8 million unemployed Americans actively seeking a job.
The Bureau of Labor and Statistics stat on job seekers does not include those who have temporarily given up their search due to discouragement or took early retirement from an employer who gave them no other option, and still need to work to make ends meet.
It also does not account for those who are currently employed and looking to change jobs – they also are applying for one of those open jobs.
Now more than ever before, job seekers need to do everything they can to get an edge up on their competition to stand out in today’s job market.
The resume is a job seeker’s advertisement. It speaks to credibility, experience, professional level and ability to make a great first impression. Potential employers want to know if applicants are capable of making a great first impression as this will translate into how well a future employee will represent their interests. READ MORE