The New Normal of Job Search and How You Can Compete

By Joyce Bethoney on October 04, 2016

“There is nothing so stable as change.” --Bob Dylan

During my time working in staffing over the last 13 years, I have seen many ups and downs in our business. Largely driven by the economy. The economy is strong with the Dow over 18000.00, an unemployment rate at 5.5% and mortgage rates at 3.39%. It is undeniably a good economy. 

It’s also a candidate’s market. However, this doesn’t mean that jobseekers waltz in and secure any job their hearts desire. Landing a job has become exponentially more sophisticated than it was ten years ago. And even though there are more jobs and opportunities at the moment, the process is complex, competitive and doesn’t result in everyone getting a job just because they meet most of the requirements.

Here are a few things to do to increase your opportunities and offers in a market like this.


The Best Advice I Can Give Jobseekers

By Joyce Bethoney on February 17, 2015

When I meet new people and tell them I’m a recruiter, I’m so often asked, “What’s the best advice you can give to someone looking for a new job?”

Since I recruit for a very niche market—advertising, marketing, creative and interactive—most of my advice is specific to those industries. However, since it comes up so often, I thought I would share what I consider advice that is applicable to all jobseekers.

Some of this may seem random. Some of this may seem obvious. But, believe me, if it’s on the list, it’s because I’ve found it to be a piece of advice that is NOT obvious to everyone... 


Jobseeker Recommended Reading

By Mary Truslow on October 16, 2014

Finding a new job should be about more than compensation, skill-set and commute. A job search is an opportunity to really make a change in your life. So, when looking for a new role, reflect on who you are. Figure out what gets you jazzed. And of course, determine where your experience intersects with today’s job market.

Here is a collection of the latest articles I recommend to candidates embarking on their own job searches. And if you are thinking about looking for a new role now or in the New Year, we’re here to help.

Finding Your Life’s Purpose

Steps for a Successful Job Search

Fabulous Resume Tips for Career Changers

How to use LinkedIn daily, weekly, monthly

6 Steps to a Perfect Interview

Getting Hired

Age or Attitude?

© 2022 Communications Collaborative, 179 Lincoln Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02111, Phone: 617.536.3700 Site Map User Agreement