Serious Business of Finding a Job in a
declining Job Market
The general job market
industrialized nations is declining. Cost
savings are just part of the reason that
make many employers move their
manufacturing jobs to places like India,
Vietnam and China.
Close proximity to these
new markets is another reason.
Other problems are that
companies in the USA and in some European
countries did not invest enough in proper
education and training for their young
people. A six month quick
on-the-job-training, does not replace a
four year structured apprenticeship.
Often, besides employers, especially in
the USA and the United Kingdom, Unions
oppose the creation of structured
apprenticeship schemes. They viewed it as
a form of cheap labor (i.e. the
apprentices during their training
periods) being added outside their
Of considerable importance
when looking for a job and approaching a
recruiters and employers is some form of self
assessment. Especially, in the
early stages of ones career, a career assessment
can help greatly.Though, access to some
meaningful career assessment will
always be helpful.