Today's Professional & Business Services Job MarketSep 19, 2022
In August 2022, 68,000 jobs were added to the professional and business services sector according to the report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.
So don't lose hope. If you're in this job market, it can be discouraging to continue on in the search. But there are opportunities out there.
And as JP Morgan Wealth Management shares in its interpretation of this data, "With the jobs added in August, employment is now 240,000 higher than in February 2020, just prior to the start of the pandemic. This indicates that the labor market remains healthy despite the headwinds of inflation and recession concerns."
But regardless of your thoughts on the state of the job market, I encourage us all to focus on what we can control. And here are some specific steps each individual can take:
- Revamp that resume. You have value to offer. The more you see it, the easier they'll see it. Working on a resume isn't a monotonous task. It's self coaching designed to help you see your own value. Use it that way.
- Prep for interviews. Practice your responses out loud because hearing yourself say it will help you feel your tone - and your tone conveys your energetic state. It will cue you to your current confidence level and help you own your value by helping yourself convey it in your voice. Sound moves energy. Your voice can do this for you.
- Position your LinkedIn to demonstrate your unique expertise. We aren't all here with the same experience competing for the same job. We have unique attributes - both professionally from our experience and personally from our character. Help yourself showcase yours.
For 1:1 coaching on any of these, schedule your free consult here and we can discuss working together in a coaching capacity. I'm a Career Coach and this is what I do. Let's help you show up and do your work, your way. With authenticity, integrity, and soul.