BCS Overland Park Reports on the 2014 Jobs Outlook for Executives

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BCS Overland Park Reports on the 2014 Jobs Outlook for Executives

Over the weekend Morning Star (Robert Johnson) reported that the labor markets remain tighter than most people might think. Openings have been on the rise, but the available work force is shrinking. Does this make it a “buyer’s market” for the job seeker? Not so, according to BCS.

“The chief culprit of the tight labor market is a skills mismatch. The need to demonstrate transferable skills has never been more important,” according to BCS of Overland Park, Kansas.

Reading the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) there has been a rise in the number of adjusted private job openings. The BLS report shows that the number of unemployed workers per job opening has been on the decline since 2010, getting closer to pre-recession (2008) statistics.

So where are the jobs? According to BCS the job seekers that follow a well-designed, aggressive marketing plan that includes multiple avenues of search works best. They find that their clients are landing jobs by demonstrating a skills match through their marketing efforts; and by increasing the job seekers network of potential employers.

“Finding a higher level position through the traditional channels of online job boards is very difficult for top talent, as the best jobs are often not advertised, or are created for the job seeker before they are ever made available through any traditional channels,” according to BCS Overland Park spokesperson.

The bottom line seems to be that although the market is opening up; but unless you can expand your existing network, locate the better jobs, and demonstrate your abilities, finding a job in this market is still a challenge.


To learn more about BCS Overland Park Kansas, go to their website www.BCSKansas.com.








August 20th, 2012 § Comments Off on § permalink

BCS Announces The Addition Of Web Portfolio’s

One of the biggest complaints job seekers have is that they don’t feel like their resumes are getting noticed.  BCS in Overland Park Kansas feels that their new service will put an end to those concerns.  BCS is adding web portfolios to their arsenal of tools to help their clients reach out to employers and get noticed.


A web portfolio is specifically designed to help the job seeker get the attention of the hiring decision-maker with better information; and in a more concise and understandable format.  The executive web portfolio can be used to help elevate your interaction during a telephone or one on one interview to give employers or recruiters an in-depth display of your core strengths, skills inventory, experience, career history, and value proposition.

A Career Marketing professional (not a web designer) will work with you to build a dynamic online visually captivating presentation of a candidate’s career credentials on the Internet, showcasing your skills and highlighting your achievements.  “The web portfolio is supercharged with powerful graphics, distinguishes the candidate from the competition, and strengthens your job search and networking activities.”

The web portfolio concept has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, ExecuNet and other online news sources as the new way to get the kind of attention that leads to a job in an increasingly difficult market.

BCS added that there are other major elements to a job search.  Identifying and targeting alternative industries; building a resume focuses on achievements, rather than industry specific experience; and developing heightened interview skills through researching new industry objectives.  “You demonstrate one of two things by the way you interview,” says the team at BCS, “You either establish your knowledge and interest in an industry, or your lack of familiarity and awareness.  Decision makers are impressed when an industry outsider has obviously done their homework, and conduct an intelligent interview.”

To learn more about BCS in Overland Park, KS visit their website at www.bcskansas.com.

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BCS Overland Park to announce new results for the second quarter

October 18th, 2011 § Comments Off on BCS Overland Park to announce new results for the second quarter § permalink

BCS Overland Park to announce new results for the second quarter


BCS the Overland Park Kansas career firm has seen an improvement
in job placement success among their clients in the fourth quarter of 2011,
surpassing any previous second quarter results going back to 2007 when they
first started keeping records.

BCS will be providing a formal announcement in the near future.

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September 13th, 2010 § Comments Off on BCS Overland Park § permalink

BCS Overland Park Kansas – Complaints About The Sluggish Job Market Are Rare According To Recent Study

The professional career firm of BCS in Overland Park, Kansas has revealed the results of an informal survey taken via their website from local area job seekers.  The survey showed that the majority (76%) of job seeking respondents are degreed professionals.  Of those with degrees, 25% hold a master’s degree and 47% have a bachelor’s degree. 

The BCS survey also reflected that the Kansas City area job seeker’s ratio of employed vs. unemployed was 53% unemployed to 47% employed.

Additionally, the survey reviewed the length of each respondent’s search.  Of the more than 100 respondents reviewed, 28% have been in their search for 2 weeks or less; 26% have been in their search for 3 to 6 weeks; 8% have been in their search for 7 to 10 weeks; 15% have been in their search for up to 20 weeks; and 23% have been in their search for more than 20 weeks.  Of those in their career search for more than 20 weeks, 10% have been searching for a year or more.

BCS Overland Park says that the survey is not scientific and is only a representation of job seekers who have completed an on-line inquiry with the firm.  The sampling of over 100 inquiries was taken from more than 200 inquiries presented in the first 10 days of September 2010.  All samples reflect job seekers earning over $50,000 annually.

BCS Overland Park says complaints about lack of activity in a job search are rare because most people expect an extended search cycle due to the current economy.  This is true despite the fact that 38% of the respondents have been in their job search for greater than three months.

BCS Overland Park Kansas is a professional career service organization.

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