Ten 2010 Predictions: job search and otherwise

  1. Corporate recruiters will fully embrace social network recruiting. Over 50% of the Fortune 5000 will be utilizing social media as a central part of their talent acquisition strategies.
  2. Twitter will have an increasing role in job search strategies.
  3. Job Board listings will decrease for the fourth straight year.
  4. Job seekers that minimize time on job boards and increase focus on personal branding and online social networking will find new jobs faster.
  5. The movement toward a common form/language based resume will gain momentum.  There are millions of dollars and millions of hours wasted because the resume has not properly evolved with technology.
  6. The fall and partial failure of the US commercial real estate market will be an anchor on the US economic recovery.  It’s ripple effect will have a significant negative impact on the credit recovery.
  7. On December 24, 2010 the Dow Jones Industrial Index will close at 10,500 and the S&P 500 will close at 1100.
  8. LinkedIn will end 2010 with 80 million profiles.
  9. Tiger Woods will not finish top 20 in any major golf event, however, known “friends of Tiger” will exceed 20.
  10. The media buzz in the second half of 2010 will be the emerging new auto industry based on electric cars in 2011.  This will be hyped in every major newspaper (10 remaining?), numerous magazines and of course thousands of blogs.  It is 2010 after all.
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