Job-seekers frustrated in search

According to a new poll, increased competition and lack of responses to submitted resumes are the biggest challenges facing job-seekers today.More than 10,600 people responded to a survey conducted by FPC, a national executive search firm, between March and July 2009. 42 percent of respondents listed not getting responses to resumes as the most challenging aspect of a job search in today's economy. Only 15 percent said they could not find open jobs to apply for. "There is a lot of competition for the jobs and many companies do not have the capacity to respond to the hundreds of resumes they receive for each position," said Ron Herzog, CEO and president of FPC. "The key is to stand apart from the other resumes. You need to find another way in. Work with a recruiter or network to find people in the company who can refer you."

********** Published: August 7, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 16