Job Search in Quiet Market?

10/31/2019, By Adrian Choo

Dear Adrian, the job market seems pretty quiet at the moment... Why? J. Smith Hi J... It's a good observation. Here's why. 1. It's Q4, a typically quiet time of year where decision makers chill out in anticipation of the Holiday Season. Hiring is a low priority at the moment. 2. Folks aren't leaving their jobs either... Waiting for their year-end bonuses. 3. There's also a cloud of uncertainty looming over Asia. A reported slow down, a possible trade war, and troubles in HK. Some clients are holding back hiring decisions. So what can you do? At our CareerClarity Workshops, we teach that 85% of the jobs are sourced through Networking. Use these quiet months to reach out to old contacts, rework your CV, rethink your Positioning, and reexamine your Career Strategy. Lay the groundwork well in Q4 and your job leads will come fast and furious in Q1... I assure you. And speak to your Career Coach on how to sharpen your interview skills when the perfect role comes along...