Businesses For Careers
Many people are currently being caught off guard by the current recession. Either fearful of a potential layoff or the victim of an early round of layoffs, the result is that many people are looking for ways to safeguard their current job income. With this thought in mind, we have put together a few tips you should consider:
Stick with companies that offer must have services.
There are some services or products that are necessary regardless of the economic forecast. For instance, babies still need diapers, people still need to be buried or cremated, pets will still need pet food, and students will still need education. In addition, people will still need medical care. The result is that a number of companies and businesses will still flourish because of offering “need” items and services. Smart choices would also include home care stock companies, beer companies, cigarette companies,
Federal Government will be hiring
A new Presidency creates new opportunities for job growth. President Obama already has discussed plans to help promote government projects for roads and bridge building, but this will be only the beginning for job opportunities for the Federal Government. Federal Government job historically have been some of the most recession resistant jobs available and this will not change over the next five years.
Consider Sales for a career.
Many companies will often increase their sales force to help them pull through recessionary times. This can provide an excellent way for many to start their careers and provide a way to earn a higher than average salary for those who are gifted at sales.
Business Consulting or Debt Counseling Careers
Business consulting tends to increase during recessions. This is because business consultants offer advice on how companies can save money. Counseling services can heat up in a number of ways. The most popular forms are in job hunting and debt counseling. These are pain areas for consumers and so they will be in high demand during these tough times.
Word Of Mouth Still Is King
Of all the job prospecting options available, word of mouth remains the best option in good times or bad. Be sure to ask around to see who is hiring or may need to take on additional help. These will often be your best chances at positions because you will tend to have an “in” that allows you to bypass some of the normal barriers of the application and interview process.
Freelance or Start Home Based Businesses
Believe it or not, many businesses are started during recession times. This can be a great source of either an extra income or become a full time job if you find the right option for you. Popular choices can include tutoring for academic tests like SAT, web design, writing or odd jobs. Many freelance assignments can be found on sites like getafreelancer.com or Elance.com.