In this article/study on the probability of getting a job based on how long you’ve been out of work, the findings say it all:
The point is this: you don’t have any time to waste. It doesn’t matter if the economy is perceived as good or bad – the longer you are out of work, the harder it is to find employment. I’m not trying to use scare tactics here, but the facts are the facts. Don’t wait too long to put your career plan together.
If you’re finding it hard to swim upstream and find your place back in the market, let me know and we can have a private conversation about how you can keep from being a negative statistic.