US Job Growth in 2017; Slow but Steady Battle

The U.S. job growth faced a slow growth according to statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  According to the numbers, there was a job growth of 179,000 jobs in May 2017 and the unemployment rate was at 4.3%.

Lets face it job growth has been stagnant for the past 5 years.  However, under a new Trump admministration things might be looking brighter for millennials in 2017.

According to a Forbes article, Trump’s Economic Plan Could Work, Trump proposes a $ 1 trillion dollar 10-year spending on infrastructure and revitalization for our nation’s ground work.  This plan is designed to put America back to work and bring back jobs from overseas, such as China and Mexico.

Trump

Despite what Obama’s former economists say, I believe Mr. Trump can make things work.

For instance, according to the U.S. stock market, U.S. stocks have reached record highs on the news of Trump’s victory, and the yield on the 10-year note has hit a two-year high.

Therefore, the numbers speak for it’s self, the economy is moving in the right direction.

Just be mindful of what career you choose and the state you choose it in.  For instance, if you decide to go with technology as a Computer Systems Analyst, you might want to look at the number of jobs in that sector and the projections of this position.

Below is some detailed information of the overview, responsibilites, related jobs, and salary for a Computer Systems Analyst.

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Computer Systems Analyst Skills

According to itcareerfinder.com, here are the typical day-to-day duties and in-demand skill sets for computer systems analysts include the following. Systems analysts:m,

  • Work closely with managers and end-users to define systems requirements and business goals.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of computer systems and develop strategies to improve IT productivity.
  • Assist in the design & development of new computer applications and enhancements to existing apps.
  • Recommend initiatives to increase the ROI of an organization’s information technology expenditures.
  • Perform cost-benefit analyses for potential computer system upgrades to support purchase decisions.
  • Create systems models, diagrams and charts to provide direction to system developers & engineers.
  • Provide orientation and training sessions to end-users for new and modified computer systems.
  • Assist in the deployment, customization and post-implementation troubleshooting of new systems.
  • Rather than deep expertise about every piece of technology, systems analysts need a top-level understanding of how IT processes and components (such as hardware, software & networks) interact to further business objectives.

Choosing a job is important, so choose wisely.  Lets say in my opinion jobs today are getting harder to find.  Landing an interview can also be a frustrating task.  Everything is done online and who knows when someone will call you back for an interview.  The problem with that it takes out the personal face to face connection with the employer and the candidates.   Software programs that screen applicants is ridiculous because it just scans for keywords in your resume and doesn’t really see the person for who they are.  I personally hate these resume software because it puts you, the candidate, at a disadvantage.

We should go back to the old way of applying at the company because at least we get to face the manager and tell them how great we are.  As a result, the candidate will probably land a job faster by going in person and applying for the job.  After all humans thrive on interaction with other people, right?

I mean how are you going to hire someone without seeing the person and just their qualifications.  The applicant might be highly qualified for the job, but their personality might be terrible.

Okay, enough with this small rant.  Lets hear from you out there.

Thoughts?

What is your position on the economy today?  Has it improved?  What is the best way to search for a job?  Any tips?

I would love to hear your comments.

 

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