Yes, companies are hiring. America has over 5 million job openings. Unemployment rate drops to the lowest in 10 years. The good news right now is that job seekers have options. Whether you’re looking to further your career or you’re simply exploring other opportunities, choose a company wisely. There are companies out there that always seem to be hiring.
If you end up employed with one of these companies, it could make your work life miserable. It can be hard to identify an “always hiring” company. A little investigation in the beginning will help you in the long run.
Right now, you as a job seeker are in the driver’s seat. Be true to yourself. Be confident in your skill set. Value what your experience brings to an organization. So here are some words of advice for job seekers.
If you happen to come across a company that’s always hiring, it’s not necessarily a good thing. From a job seeker’s point of view, the company may appear to be profitable or may be a sign of growth but in actuality they have a churn and burn philosophy. Stay away! Companies that have a revolving door of employees simply don’t understand the economic impact on their organization – it costs more to hire and to train new employees.
Even though hiring has picked up, only 46.6% of employees say they feel satisfied with their job security.
Before you interview, here are some tips:
- Follow the company on LinkedIn
- Connect with recruiters/hiring managers who work for that company
- Review company on Glass Door. If the majority of comments on Glass Door are negative, what’s the reason?
Word of Advice for Job Seekers
If you happen to land an interview, there are two must-ask questions: “Why is this position open?” and “How long has this position been open?” The answers to these two questions should provide you with an eye-opening view of the company culture. Is it a hire and fire company or does the company provide training, nurturing, and a supporting environment? The reason why positions are open fall into three categories: the employee left on their own, the company terminated the employee, or it’s a newly created position.
Half of Americans aren’t happy at work. There’s a reason for this. The company experience starts with recruiting job seekers and continues with the hiring process. Recruiters and hiring managers need to be transparent with their candidates. If the hiring team is selling the company “hard,” that’s a flag.
So in conclusion, connect with the company’s hiring managers on LinkedIn. Review the company on Glass Door. And finally, ask specific questions about the open position during your interview. Life is short. You owe it to yourself to have job satisfaction. Don’t become a statistic.