Supposedly things are getting tough out there in the job market. Sometimes it's hard to tell whether that's really true or whether it's media hype. If you're in the financial field, yeah, I'd say things are probably pretty tough. And all indications are that publishers are holding off on putting out some products and hiring new people until January, when they will have new budgets, a new president, and hopefully new hope. I talked to an IT dude yesterday who reminded me that when the economy collapses, as it did in 2001, industries tend to collapse in waves. So things might be OK where you are now, but how long before the domino effect catches up with you?
Meanwhile, Ryan Healy of Employee Evolution and Brazen Careerist has five great, in-the-now tips for making yourself a more marketable candidate. He hits on the familiar themes of networking and managing your online identity. But I think we can all use a reminder, can't we?