Forecasting the November jobs report, economists predicted 215,000 jobs would be added, and while many are disappointed that the number came in at 203,000, the nation needs to realize that this is the new normal. There won’t be another dot-come bubble, this is the reality and job growth numbers will remain at this level. This is the best the job market has been since the recession, and it’s improving at a steady pace.
Job seekers shouldn’t be concerned with the 203k jobs added or the 7 percent unemployment rate. They should be concerned with that one unfilled position…and how they will get it. Instead of waiting for a government handout, people should reinvest in their skills and find the right job for them even if it means taking a pay cut or accepting a lesser title. Some sacrifices are worth making to not only find a job, but find one you enjoy.