Facts About Job Hunting
Job hunting these days means flexibility. Check out the industries that are currently hiring in the Dolans' special video.
Ken: I'm going to start this video by singing.
Where the boys are?
No we’re talking this one where the jobs are. Is that stupid?
Daria: You blew that didn’t you?
Ken: I'm doing best here. 20,000 people a day roughly are losing their jobs here in American no fun no laugh for sure and well certainly it’s time if you're still working there's still time to absolutely to consider upgrading your training and learning all the skills you can within your industry. It might also be time to consider getting involved where the hot career field but clearly a field where trends are favorable in the years ahead.
Daria: Exactly you don’t want to go for a huge degree in journalism to go work for local newspaper anymore. The odds are we’re going to see you after the Rocky Mountain Times News.
Ken: The Rocky Mountain News and the San Francisco Times I believe.
Daria: Shutdown. There will be more problems there because the newspaper industry forgot to include the Jen Exers and Jen Wires who just aren’t reading papers and doing everything dong through the internet. In other words you don’t want to be looking for jobs in buggy web manufacturer.
Ken: Okay let’s be positive.
Daria: Healthcare and not only are they always be going to be jobs there and more and more boomers continue to age. But the fact to the matter is a good chunk of stimulus is being funneled towards healthcare so of course that will help create more jobs.
Ken: RNs, home care and nursing aides, mental health counselors, physicians and dental assistance, the orthodontist.
Daria: Physician assistance. I think we’re going to be saying asta lavista baby.
Ken: Orthodontist, pharmaceutical text, physical therapist, healthcare obviously is a hot trend and something that’s not going way as Daria says as we are living longer.
Daria: And education, actually it’s interesting stimulus goes to the two areas that were the only two that accrued jobs last years, healthcare and education but nonetheless is more going there to pay for post secondary teachers, to pay for teacher’s assistance as well as upgrading schools.
Ken: Obviously, computer software isn’t going anywhere. Computer software engineers and system analysts are two fields that we feel are going to be very good for the future.
Daria: Considering I don’t see any tax simplification in the near term. If anything it’s going to be more tax complexities there’s going to be a need for more accountants and more auditors.
Ken: Daria and I did a speech recently. We talked about the fact that even some white collar workers are going to turn to blue collar because we need people who are going to make the country run smoothly while we’re working at something else. Truck drivers, security guards, plumbers, electricians no kidding. Not only will they be better respected as blue collar workers, starting as blue collar workers being these particular trades but white collar workers are going to move into these blue collar jobs because there's going to be more money.
Daria: So there are two words for the new 2009 and 2010 job market “be flexible” and to help you out check out a couple of websites careerbuilder.com and monster.com.
Ken: Exactly right be flexible.
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