What's new on the job market?

Many healthy companies are still downsizing in a big way and there is nothing to suggest that it will end soon.

Many of the "new jobs" created by the "new economy" are lower-level jobs than those being eliminated as middle-management is no more.

Because so many highly-educated, skilled and experienced workers are being laid off, competition for the job you want is a lot tougher.

Globalization in business has changed the scene drastically. The focus is no longer on jobs, people or even products, but on profitability as every company is watching its bottom line carefully — and that means it's watching YOU!

Welcome to the new way of life!

The idea of a job for life is officially dead and high job turnover is becoming the rule as work becomes more project-oriented. When one project is done, so is the job. There is no job security. Why should a company pay you benefits when it can hire an independent contractor for six months? The talented, skilled individual becomes more in demand, as long as s/he can communicate his/her value to an intended employer.

Logik Career Support is more than just outplacement:

  • connecting people with people — a network of companies, employees, trainers, job applicants, recruiters, management consultants, professional services
  • assisting before and during the recruitment period
  • reinforcing self-confidence and vision for the job searcher
  • offering interim training in all facets of personal and business skills development
  • liaising with relocation agencies for expatriates — conducting one-day orientation trainings for expats and their families in many cities in Germany

It is not always the most qualified candidate that lands the job:

During a job hunt, the employer is the consumer and you are the product. Take a tip from the marketing industry and tell the consumer what he wants to know. Use the top of the résumé to tell the employer the benefits of buying you, ie. what you have to offer the employer.

Just because a company need workers doesn't mean that it will apply the same old standards as it did ten years ago. The standards have risen as well as the risks.

Recruiting managers are battling with the current value of a candidate's specific experience and asking themselves:

  • Does this candidate really understand the work we need done?
  • Is s/he demonstrating — hands down — the ability to do the work?
  • Is s/he really going to pay off if we hire him/her?
  • Do we really need to fill that open job or could we split up the work among the existing employees?

We bring your résumé up to date and 'pep it up' to make it stand out from all the other standard résumés that the human resources professional reads.