Posted by: Dallas J. Moore | Posted on: July 21st, 2011 | 4 Comments
As the world of careers and jobs have continued to change, so has the way we feel about them. There have been standards for employer and employee expectations that have changed a lot of the past several years. Employees want more, expect more, and are doing things differently. The overall mentality of ‘the norm‘ when it comes to working has changed.
The recession and unemployment rates have molded how we navigate the waters of uncertainty of the job market. Many people are finding that mixing it up and not having to do the same things every day are just what they need. It’s not uncommon to find Generation Y working multiple part-time jobs in the current economy. People are doing what they have to to survive, but they are also doing more of what makes them happy. For that, we applaud them.
For many, social networking has created opportunity to lock down a job, or start a new career. The help wanted ads in the local newspaper have all but faded. Large job listing sites offer little in the way of competitive advantage. You can apply, cross your fingers, and wait as they sift through the hundreds of applications they received for one position.
Hour.ly, a New York start-up, has changed the way we view applying and looking for jobs. Offering you the ability to put a bio, photo, website, social networks, available hours, and contact information into your own profile. They also have it set up where you check a personalized ‘Job Board‘ to find local opportunities based on your geographic location. Click and go, yes. The community feel is far superior in comparison to other job search sites. You can be looking for an employee, or you can be looking to be hired. Hour.ly offers more.
Where do you apply for jobs?