VIDEO: Tips for finding a job in the Great Recession

November 7, 2010 9:00pm

•  Central Valley among hardest places to find work

•  But knowing a few tips can separate you from the pack

California’s unemployment figures for October will be reported on November 19th but for hundreds of thousands of workers in the Central Valley, it will be of small comfort if the figures are up or down by the usual small percentages, since they’ve been unemployed or under employed for months on end.

Recently CVBT talked with two experts about the Valley’s employment picture and about getting a job.

Take a look at our interviews with Kimberly Stiener-Murphy, the metro market manager for staffing company Robert Half International, based in Sacramento, and with best-selling author and personal branding expert Dan Schawbel.

Please click on the play arrow below to watch.

The U.S. Department of Education estimates that 60 percent of all new jobs in the 21st century will require skills that only 20 percent of current employees possess.

Ms. Stiener-Murphy says the hardest jobs to fill in the Central Valley are those requiring a college degree. Mr. Schawbel says that before working on packaging, a job seeker should be sure of his or her “content” – the skills and attitude needed to do the job.

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