Stories by Jeff Hocking

How to Position Yourself as the Top Candidate

After withstanding a deep freeze that was as long as it was harsh, the job market is finally showing concrete signs of rebirth and renewal. For the first time in several years, employers are not only making replacement hires, but also additive hires as they strive to keep pace with business growth. According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, in 2004 alone the economy created 2.23 million jobs, nearly restoring those lost during the economic downturn that spanned 2001 to 2003. For those feeling ripe for a change, conditions are finally favorable for making a move.