It may have begun with the U.S. economy, but it definitely is not ending there. As we saw over the past month, our behemoth of an economy carries the world with it. When we hurt, everyone does. The Resume Clinic, like many other resume writing services, has seen a spike in resume orders from professionals across the globe who have either lost their jobs already, anticipate doing so soon, or are just preparing for the worst just in case. We have also seen a spike in international resume orders from expat professionals being affected by mergers and consolidations. Clients from as far as China have smartly prepped themselves for the worst-case scenario by getting their resumes on the launching pad to hasten any transition.
While resume business has been steady, the trend is worrisome for us as a nation and world. We are heading into the holiday season with thousands of people in mortgage trouble and employment peril. There’s talk from President-elect Obama of a new stimulus package, but can we afford to wait until January 20th for him to take action? Non-farm payroll employment fell by 240,000 in October and the unemployment rate rose from 6.1 to 6.5 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Hang on folks … it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!!!