Sunday, June 3, 2012

Shrinking Job Market, Expand Strategy

Just in case you have been under a rock lately, there is a global job crises. That's right, global. Over the past few years, the number of viable employment opportunities for young people has shrunk considerably in developed nations. Unfortunate for the 30 something crowd, the shock of this recession is expected to be felt for at least a decade. In fact, some say, young people will never be able to make the same financial gain their former counterparts did.

But don't fret, you don't necessarily have to ride out the rough wave when you can move to a new beach all together. Right now, developing countries are what's hot. If you don't believe me just look at the global strategies many companies have adopted. So if companies are diversifying their marketing strategy and looking at greener pastures why aren't you too? If your favorite company isn't hiring in your home country why don't you see if they have any opportunities elsewhere. You may be surprised.

Now, here is my disclaimer.  I am not going to tell you that living in a developing country doesn't suck at times. After all, you will probably deal with poor water and power, along with poorly constructed roads and odd smells. You will also give up late night runs to your favorite fast food joint and have to build a new social network. But once you get past that, if you can properly match your skill set with the needs of the market you definitely have the opportunity to be successful. Of course there are no guarantees in life, but I would bet my last dollar that you will have a greater chance of success.


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