There's been some talk around the web about what will happen when the economy turns around. The talk has to do with all those discontent workers looking for new jobs. Will it happen? Could it happen? Sure.
Everyone has been under an extreme amount of pressure and anxiety over the past year. Companies have laid off employees, making even more work for those remaining. Profits are slim, if they exist at all. It seems everyone is holding on tight.
But what will happen when the economy starts really growing?
Will employers decide they need to fill jobs and/or create new ones? If this does happen, how do you think they will promote their new opportunities? I can't imagine they will go back to the job boards. They've had success or heard of success using social media, word of mouth, referral hiring.
So what might this mean? It means that if you will be looking for a new job, you had better start nurturing your network now. You'll need to start using LinkedIn more. You'll want to develop an understanding of Twitter and Facebook and other networking sites unique to your industry.
There are a lot of really smart recruiters out there talking about the new world of recruiting and the challenges and wins they have come upon.
On ERE.net, John Sumser takes a look at trends. 5 Recruiting Scenarios For the Future.
Bill Boorman hosts a show about HR and recruiting trends on Blog Talk Radio. You can download past shows and learn what's happening from the other side of the hiring desk.
Are you happy in your job? Will you be looking for a new job in the future? Read this post for a guide of how to get started.