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"Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now. "~ Jonathan Martensson

2011 is behind us – thank goodness.

And 2012 is here. And that is good. We have shaken the holiday hangover as well … that drag to get back to work after the festivities and events of the holidays. Over now!

Good also is the jobs outlook for 2012 in our Region (not yet nationally) which I wrote about a few blogs ago:
• More employers planning to hire in 2012 …
• None planning layoffs (that is a first) …
• Growth in many employment sectors providing new opportunities …
• A decreasing unemployment rate …
• One dark cloud – a continuing demise of public sector/govt jobs …

All in all, it is positive news.

But when does this all start Moran you ask? …

It has started – just this past week (see my weekly jobs report below). We have seen a significant rebound from the holiday lulls in the job market – and over 1100 new jobs hit the job board in one day alone. This usually would not be seen until the 3rd – maybe 4th – week of January. It appears Capital Region employers are more optimistic and ready to invest .

So if you have been waiting – wait no more. If you have been on the sidelines and not engaged in a search for a new job or career, wait no longer. The striking time is the best from now through early summer. Job hiring continues after the early summer, but most opportunities are posted in the first two quarters.

I have posted my most recent job report below … hope you find it interesting and motivating! And thank you for reading this. – Dan
For Information: Dan Moran, 518-641-8968
January 4, 2012

Job Postings Begin to Increase after Holiday Period

(Albany, NY, January 4, 2012) – Job postings in the Region began to increase day by day over the past few days as many businesses returned from extended holidays vacation time which significantly impacts the Region’s job market for a few weeks. Postings made a nice rebound the past seven days to 2300 after a low of just 1850 the week before. “History has shown that when we enter the holiday week, postings slump considerable. What we look for is the rebound and how strong the rebound is as an indicator of the future. It appears that this rebound is much stronger than last year perhaps signaling that employers are more confident about early year hiring – and then is just good news for all”, stated Dan Moran, Founder & President of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

Tuesday January 3rd Big Day for Job Postings

“On this day, local employers posted close to 1100 new positions to various job boards in the Region. That is a very active day and not something I have seen for several months. Perhaps this is yet another sign of an improving market”, reported Moran.

The Syracuse NY market also had a strong rebound after the holiday week. Other markets remained at pre-holiday levels for new job opportunities. The Albany Region continues to outpace Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, which are larger markets, with more job opportunities.

Next-Act’s Tip of the Week to Job Seekers

“Take this time this week and not later to be sure your job search “tools” – resume, online profiles or any other manner in which you communicate your skills and abilities are in top-notch shape. Be sure your resume and profiles don’t just “tell” but “sell” what you can do and the skills you can bring. It will make a world of difference in your results”, continued Moran.

About Next-Act

Next-Act, a division of DVG, Inc. is a career management & transition firm directed by Dan Moran, the Founder & President of the firm. Moran contributes over thirty years experience in career consulting, business and human resources management. In 2012, his firm will celebrate 24 years in business. Moran is noted for his expertise in helping today’s “boomers” move on to fulfilling second careers, while helping executives and professionals achieve their career goals. The firm also provides human resources consulting and corporate services to companies. Moran is also a certified facilitator for C.J. Hayden’s Get Clients Now! & Get Hired Now! programs.

For further press information:

Dan Moran
President & Founder
Career Management & Transition Specialists
125 Wolf Road, Suite #128
Albany, NY 12205
Office: 518-261-4212
Cell: 518-641-8968
eFax: 586-279-4212

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