Article by Michael Price
September 7, 2012
While some analysts might state that the job numbers for August are dismal, AMC the Tampa based Executive Career firm does not entirely agree.
According to the report released today, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 96,000 jobs were added last month, falling short of the number needed to keep up with population growth. While the unemployment rate fell slightly, down 0.2 percent the actual number of unemployed rose, as 368,000 have reportedly dropped out of the labor force. Underemployment is at 14.7% or 22.7 million workers, according to the Bureau.
On the other hand, the leadership team at AMC (Tampa Executive Careers) cited evidence that it is often times the manner in which you conduct your search that gets the best results (or worst results if done improperly). They say that their numbers show an increase in managerial, professional, and executive level job attainment within the ranks of their clients. “Most people understand that networking is an important part of the search, but few know how to really conduct an effective networking campaign.” They went on to say that even if you have a week or poorly worked network, you can develop a network by applying techniques that include both internal networking campaigns and the development of new or untapped external networks. “We have seen a remarkable upswing in job attainment, when reviewing the percentage of clients who have successfully landed a job in the first half of this year, when compared to the first half of last year and several other years beyond that.”
In their opinion (AMC) job seekers who have a well-defined plan and are aggressive in their search are doing well, because there are a higher number of job-seekers who have either given up, or are so disgruntled with the results of their efforts are being out shined by the aggressive campaigners who have learned how a search is best conducted in this environment.
Other firms with regional outreach similar to AMC have also experienced job attainment success rates that out pace that national numbers.
August Jobs Report
August Unemployment Numbers
AMC Tampa Executive Careers