JOLTS report by Bureau of Labor Statistics shows higher “quit” rate

The latest JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) report showed that the quit rate has risen to around 2.2%. This quit rate is higher than it has been in several years.

One interpretation is this is good jobs news. Employees are comfortable with new job prospects to quit their current employment and pursue or accept new employment.

Now in stock on Amazon! Over 50 and Motivated! and, The Motivated Job Search Workbook

Over 50 and Motivated! – the newest book release by Brian Howard is now available on Amazon. Over 50 and Motivated! is a job search book written for the special circumstances facing job seekers over the age of 50.

 

Also available is The Motivated Job Search Workbook which contains thought provoking questions and exercises that correlate to your job search. The workbook is designed to keep you thinking, keep you organized and keep you motivated!

Podcast: Brian Howard Talks about the Advantages and Strategies of Networking During a Job Search

In this podcast, Brian Howard discusses the many advantages and strategies of proactively networking for a job. Listen while Brian describes the networking concepts of a “cabinet” and “sales company.”

To listen to the podcast interview, click this link: Motivated Networking with Brian Howard

About: Brian Howard, J.D. is a Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), a Certified Job Search Strategist (CJSS), a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), and actively practicing executive recruiter. He has helped thousands of job seekers over his 24 year recruiting career. It is from this experience and knowledge that he wrote The Motivated Series of Job Search Books. These include The Motivated Job Search, The Motivated Networker, Over 50 and Motivated (Release date April 2017), The Motivated Job Search Workbook (Release date April, 2017) and Motivated Resumes and LinkedIn Profiles (Release date November 2017). These books can be purchased on Amazon.

Brian Howard Talks About the Advantages of a Self Motivated Job Search

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In this short recording, Brian Howard discusses the advantages and disadvantages of a proactive versus a passive job search strategy. Listen while Brian lays out the statistics and the many advantages of a proactive…self motivated job search strategy.

About: Brian Howard, J.D. is a Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), a Certified Job Search Strategist (CJSS), a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), and an actively practicing executive recruiter. He has helped thousands of job seekers over his 24 year recruiting career. It is from this experience and knowledge that he wrote The Motivated Series of Job Search Books. These books include The Motivated Job Search, The Motivated Networker, and Over 50 and Motivated (Release date March, 2017). The books can be purchased on Amazon.

SHRM Report: Recruiting Difficulty on the Rise

According to the Society for Human Resource Management’s recent report (Leading Indicators of National Employment, October 2016 Overview), “Recruiting Difficulty” in the services sectors rose 9.8% compared to the same period a year ago.

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The “Recruiting Difficulty” index measures how difficult it is for firms to recruit candidates of greatest strategic importance to their companies. The 9.8% increase represents a four year high in the services sector!

In addition, more than two-thirds of HR professionals (68 percent) reported challenging recruiting conditions in the current talent market.

What does this mean for job seekers?

According to Brian Howard, President of The Howard Group and author of The Motivated Job Search, “an obvious conclusion is if you are a well-qualified job seeker in your field, there are likely open positions available to you. The key is to network and proactively make it known that you are open to discussions about a job move.”

Brian Howard, J.D. is a Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), a Certified Job Search Strategist (CJSS), a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), and an actively practicing executive recruiter. He has helped thousands of job seekers over his 24 year recruiting career. It is from this experience and knowledge that he wrote The Motivated Job Search and The Motivated Networker. (Both available through Amazon)

The Motivated Job Search – An Amazon 5 Star Book!

The Motivated Job Search was released into the market just 6 months ago (April, 2016). During this brief time, the awareness of the book, mostly by word-of-mouth and referral has been remarkable!

The Motivated Job Search has been warmly received by job seekers from all over the country!

Amazon recommendations have all been glowing with all reviewers giving the book the highest ranking of 5 Stars!

“I have already been receiving emails and LinkedIn messages from readers here in the United States and Canada that are finding the book useful in their job search and recommending it to others.” states Brian Howard, author.

If you have not yet requested your booklet containing selected sections from The Motivated Job Search, hit this link and it will be sent to you (in pdf).

Here are some excerpts from some of the recommendations posted on Amazon:

“Brian Howard has written a gem! The book is well-researched, simple to understand, and thought provoking. The strategies he wrote about I would have never thought of. I used the advice in the book to identify possible employers and got interviews. I used his WITS approach to negotiating a job offer and got more than what I thought. Within six weeks of reading this book I had an offer in hand. His advice and instruction works!” 

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 “This book is OUTSTANDING and a must-read/must-have! Brian Howard speaks to the reader from an authentic, sincere, yet practical perspective and provides all the tools to help you differentiate yourself in a competitive marketplace and get the job that you want.” 

“Great real-time tools not only for job searches but also the interviewing process, negotiating job offers and even the graceful way to submit a resignation letter. Brian’s experience in the industry is captured on paper for your reference throughout your work life journey.” 

“I’m a seasoned sales professional who has read many different job-search books throughout the years and this is by far the most effective book on the market and applies not only to your job search but to many aspects of life as well! Do yourself a favor and buy the book before starting your new search. Thank you Brian Howard!” 

“This is a must buy for anyone looking for new employment and/or contemplating a career change. It’s an easy read that provides job seekers with practical advice on interviewing, resume preparation, follow up calls, and negotiation. Throw out anything you’ve read before! This is truly on point!” 

“At 60 I suddenly found myself unemployed, I did a little research about books to help you get organized and focused on finding a job in today’s market. This book did EXACTLY what I hoped it would do. It took me through the logical steps of finding THE RIGHT job and helped me avoid the pitfalls. This is a well written book from a seasoned professional that talks to you in down to earth terms.” 

 

To read all Amazon reviews follow this link.

 

About the Author: Brian Howard, J.D. is a Certified Career Management Coach (CCMC), a Certified Job Search Strategist (CJSS), a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), and an actively practicing executive recruiter. He has helped thousands of job seekers over his 24 year recruiting career. It is from this experience and knowledge that he wrote The Motivated Job Search.  

© 2016 Brian E. Howard, All Rights Reserved.

Brian Howard Interviewed on CareerMetis.com – Podcast Interview

Brian Howard was recently interviewed for a podcast on CareerMetis.com. Click this link to listen to the interview.

The interview covers interesting topics about job search mindset and motivation, differentiation, LinkedIn, and the 5 most important questions hiring executives need answered before they can extend an offer.

CareerMetis.com is an award-winning Career Blog where individuals are able to obtain ideas and strategies to land their dream job or career. In addition to job search advice, the Blog also provides information for professionals on improving their communication and leadership skills to take their careers to stratospheric levels.