John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker LLC
Business valuation has been through an employment contraction like the industry has never seen. At the end of the year there is a glimmer of improvement on the horizon. Will you be ready when opportunities begin to pop up?
The “glimmer” we’re referring to is that increasing numbers of employers are at least contemplating the prospect of hiring. Given the “stand-pat” position that so many have adopted throughout 2009, this is a noteworthy shift. It tells us that pipelines of work are building.
We are discovering more and more employers whose level of work has been steady during the recent downturn. Though they have adhered to a more conservative view about expanding payroll, they may be feeling particularly stretched now that their consistently solid flow of work has gotten even bigger.
What can you do to position yourself to take advantage of the turnaround?
Remember that early hiring will be more opportunistic. In other words, employers will be keeping an eye out for that special talent that will make a real difference in the practice, rather than merely trying to fill a position. Maybe it’s experience with a particular type of engagement, or in a particular industry. Professionals most in demand will be those who can clearly demonstrate a level of performance that is “above-and-beyond”.
Update your resume. Go to the “Resume: How To” section of our website for tips on styling and layout. Include examples of how your work has helped solve problems for clients. Marketing and business development experience can generate attention. Be sure to describe results you’ve produced in that arena.
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