Remember the ol’ Seinfeld episode when George Costanza referenced his break up speech with “it’s not you, it’s me?”
Okay, even if you have no idea what we’re talking about, when it comes to job searching in some if not most instances, it’s not about you. It’s about me. And by “me,” we mean the employer.
If this is any consolation for the job market and beating your head against an exposed brick wall, it’s not you. Don’t take it personally. You could be doing everything in your ability to network, expand your horizons, learn a new skill, interview, and land a job yet there’s something bigger than you that’s out of your control: The economy.
Yes, we know this is a basic truth but you know what? Sometimes it’s worth repeating.
According to a report published by The Associated Press, employers in April posted the fewest jobs in the previous five months. The significance, of course, points to a flat job market but also signals the next few months may be flat as well. Read more