Matt Youngquist, a Seattle-based career counselor, just posted an interesting article about the changing job market. He points out that the job market is “boxier,” with employers seeking specific skills for jobs that are hard to define. You can read his post here.
I can’t help wondering how many of those job postings are genuine and how many already have a candidate selected, but are advertising to comply with EEO and other regulatory measures. It’s an old trick: write a job ad that’s so detailed and specific that only one person can meet this need.
Job hunters need to maintain active networking and also look into ways to start their own businesses.