By | Morgan Smith | www.cnbc.com
The latest labor market forecasts are confusing at best: amidst fears of a looming recession and layoffs at high-profile companies, the number of new hires and people who quit their jobs in June remained incredibly high, according to the latest JOLTS report.
Still, it’s not a bad time to find your dream job. “Hiring has slowed a bit, but the good news is that it’s still a job-seeker’s market, and there are still a ton of opportunities out there,” LinkedIn career expert Blair Heitmann tells CNBC Make It, adding that hiring has been especially strong in health care, media, construction and financial services industries as of late.
Even if the economy takes a turn for the worse, the typical recession lasts less than 18 months — so, ultimately, “there’s a light at the end of a tunnel, and you’ll be able to find a job … it might just take a little longer,” career coach Emily Liou says.
Building your confidence in the job search and knowing exactly what hiring managers are looking for can help speed up the process of landing your dream job, regardless of the state of the economy.
Here are three tips from career experts to maximize your search: