According to Charlotte recruiting company Bessire & Associates Inc. president Jason Bessire, local companies are hiring more now than anytime in the past two years. However, according to On The Economy Blog, applicants are hard to find.
Jason is hosting a career fair tomorrow, April 20, from 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM at Embassy Suites, 4800 S. Tryon St. You can get more details at www.Bessire.com. The job fair features sales jobs of all levels in advertising, office machines, insurance, etc.
If your passion for work is in the area of sales, you should attend this job fair, or at a minimum, reach out to Bessire. They are not finding the number of candidates they'd expect in this economy. That's quite the surprise given the region's unemployment rate of 12.8%.
This recession has been difficult on many job seekers. People finding themselves out of work are discouraged because it's taking longer to find work than anytime in recent memory. The number of discouraged workers dropping out of the search market is also high. Some economists estimate that the true unemployment rate is around 17%.
That's all fine and good, but it's time to buck up again. Create your future. If your personality style lends you to sales, go to the job fair. Work in your strengths. Follow your passions. The money and success will follow.