Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Job Market Report 2 13 13

Still bright!

For Immediate release

February 13, 2013

Job Postings Flat after increase last week ---

(Albany, NY,  February 13, 2013) –  Job postings in our region were flat the past seven days after a run up the past few weeks,  signaling consistency in the job market. “ If we see the market go way up and down, that is not consistency and concerning. We are seeing steady trends and for the most part up – and that is good”, stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

“In addition, we are still tracking and trending higher than 2012, another good sign. The market still has a way to go to meet pre-recession levels and as well, 2010 levels which were very good.

Advice for Job Seekers

“Many considering entering the job market have been on the fence, waiting for a sign that the time is now. Well - the signs are there. Employers held off on hiring the last quarter of 2012 but are planning to hire very strongly in the 1st quarter as early survey results are reporting. In addition, if one has been searching without luck, it might be time to change up how they are looking by:

·         Sprucing up and taking a new approach with one’s resume – add some “sell” to it to clearly communicate your skills and abilities.

·         Use social media to expand networking – tools like LinkedIn and Facebook can be very valuable to expand your network and hear about opportunities before everyone else does.

·         Spruce up your attitude – attitude sells you or not. If you have a positive attitude and outlook, you stand a much better chance of being considered and hired. Check your “attitude baggage” at the door – and never show it.

Other markets in NYS saw similar results. The Capital Region continues to still outpace Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, all larger markets with more employers and population.  

National Job Scene

Job postings were flat nationally. As of 2/13/2013  there were 546667  job postings this past seven days, from  555,930 the week prior, a very small change.

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.

Dan Moran
President & Founder
Career Management & Transition Specialists
Celebrating 24-years of helping others in 2012!
125 Wolf Road, Suite #128
Albany, NY 12205
Office: 518-261-4212
Cell: 518-641-8968
eFax: 586-279-4212

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