It is the common assumption that there are no jobs out there, but the thing is, jobs need to be matches to the right candidates.
Some job agencies are indicating that they have jobs available but they cannot find a match because the candidates simply do not have the skills or they are unemployable.
Here are a few suggestions that may help.
-It is hard for an applicant to jet a job unless you know someone in the business.
-Utilize your friends, family, acquaintances or even strangers. Make it known that you are looking for employment. It should not be your best kept secret.
Gain marketable skills
-train for the current job market
-go back and get retrained
-local unemployment offices are great resources for information about tuition wavers for college and grants for training at vocational schools and or community college.
List all your skills
-list all your skills on your resume.It is a good time to toot your own horn. Too many times the ideal jobs pass us by because of careless omissions.
Match yourself to the right job
-apply only for those for which you have the skills; not the ones that look interesting or you would like to do
-apply for jobs that offer lower salaries than you are expecting
-ask the interviewer "what is the floor" (the lowest that they will pay). It just might be acceptable.
Get your foot in the door
-lowering your salary expectations may get your foot in the door. Once there, show your employer what your are capable of doing. The raise will follow.
HANG IN THERE!