BCS Overland Park Kansas Reports on the Brookings Institute’s Study on Aging Businesses

BCS Leawood Kansas Reports on the Brookings Institute’s Study on Aging Businesses

 

According to a recent economic study by the Brookings Institute, larger companies are aging, while newer companies are living shorter lives, or are not starting up at all. The main cause of this is considered to be a decline in entrepreneurship in the U.S.

 

BCS in Leawood Kansas (near Overland Park) says that for the job seeker this means that paying attention to the longevity of the hiring company is as important as its offering. In other words, in addition to the compensation, the prospective employee must also consider the long term prospects of the firm.

 

BCS cautions that this does not mean that younger firms do not have a great deal to offer. On the contrary, the Leawood Kansas firm says that some of the best opportunities are found in smaller and mid-size companies.

 

While the Brookings study points out how aging firms (those that are 16 years or more) are gaining a larger share of the market, new companies are still emerging offering opportunities for executives and professionals.

 

See the full Brookings study here: http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2014/07/aging%20america%20increasing%20dominance%20older%20firms%20litan/other_aging_america_dominance_older_firms_hathaway_litan.pdf

 

BCS is a career services organization often cited for their views on jobs and the job related economy. BCS is in Leawood Kansas (near Overland Park Kansas) and has been providing career related search assistance to executives and professionals.

 

To learn more about BCS in Leawood visit their website at www.bcskansas.com.

 

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BCS Reports on the 2014 Stock Market Bubble and Jobs

BCS Reports on the 2014 Stock Market Bubble and Jobs

Most experts agree that there is a looming stock market bubble that will eventually burst. Some experts feel that the bubble will last for up to three years from now, due to quantitative easing which supports it.

BCS of Leawood Kansas reports that despite this news, employers are still ready to hire and expand. Since the quantitative easing may last up to three years, companies will try to capitalize on the long term value of rising stock values.

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BCS in Leawood Kansas on Reports on the Status of STEM Jobs in 2014

BCS in Leawood Kansas on Reports on the Status of STEM Jobs in 2014

 

 

Science Technology Engineering and Math related (STEM) jobs now account for more than 10% of all jobs in the U.S.  According to the career firm BCS in Leawood Kansas, these jobs are among the highest paying with a median pay of about $66,000 annually.

 

Stem jobs reportedly take longer to fill than most.  This is hard to fathom since there is such a high demand.

 

BCS in Leawood Kansas (near Overland Park) reports that the reasons are 1) Hiring companies are highly selective due to the increasing number of qualified STEM applicants 2) some STEM specific qualifications are difficult for some HR departments to comprehend, forcing them to bring in the decision maker earlier in the process 3) STEM job applicants while highly technically astute, are not so good at marketing their talents.

 

According to BCS, “No matter how qualified you are, finding the right job is still a challenge.  STEM job applicants know what they are capable of but typically are not good at marketing their skills, and sometimes take longer to land than they should.  Not knowing how to reach the decision maker or not knowing what to say when you get there stifles the job seeking process.  Likewise they tend to be poor negotiators even though they often have the upper hand in the process.”

 

BCS says that with tough competition for the more specialized STEM jobs, the job seeker has to get more creative in their approach to the market.

 

BCS has recently upgraded their database technology to help improve the search process for professionals and to help reduce the time in their search cycle.

 

To learn more about BCS in Leawood Kansas visit their website www.bcskansas.com.

 

BCS providing Executive Search assistance, is located near Overland Park Kansas and has been providing career services and job search marketing programs to executives and professionals for nearly a decade.

 

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Overland Park News – BCS Responds To the June 2014 Jobs Report

The Leawood Kansas Career Firm of BCS follows employment trends and the job market.

While the job market added 288,000 jobs in June 2014, reports indicate that Kansas is behind, but that may not reflect the entire picture.

BCS in Leawood Kansas (near Overland Park) reports, ”The jobs decline across the state is only one-tenth of a percent, and with the recent announcement that Targeted Metrics, a national marketing company will add more than 500 jobs to the Kansas City market means that nearly one-third of that deficit will be depleted.”

Six other Midwest states have shown increases in jobs over the past six months however, it appears that Kansas with its reported addition of 50,000 jobs between 2011 and 2013, has been ahead of the curve with only a recent leveling off of jobs in the past six months. Three of the Midwest states adding jobs in the past six months only showed about one to two percent in job growth.

BCS notes that Kansas reached its highest employment rate in late 2013.  “The job market is tough, and has been for some years, even with the growth spurt from 2011 through 2013.  BCS feels that the Kansas City area still offers great hope for those who conduct a proactive search, especially in the higher paying senior level, managerial, and professional positions.”  According to BCS these positions, although not well advertised, “Hold a great deal of promise for those who know how to create an effective job search strategy, and have the proper tools and support to do so.”

To learn more about BCS visit their website www.bcskansas.com.

 

 

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BCS Overland Park News Reports on 2014 First Quarter GDP and Jobs

BCS Overland Park News Reports on 2014 First Quarter GDP and Jobs

Stocks went up despite the alarming news that the GDP was down by 2.9% for the First Quarter of 2014.  Yet, according to Sal Guatieri, a well-respected macro economist of BMO Capital we are far from a recession.

So, how about the job market?  What is the outlook for jobs with such bad economic news?

According to the professionals at BCS, the Leawood Kansas career firm (near Overland Park) the job market is also far from a “job” recession.  “The weather was the main culprit of the lackluster economy in Q1, affecting retails sales, restaurant sales, car lots and even the housing market,” says BCS.  “This was true across the country, and especially true for the Kansas City Metro area.”  They went on to reports that the harsh winter also slowed shipping abroad and domestically causing exports to plunge, major influences on the GDP.

According to BCS, “The job market will be largely unaffected by this because businesses recover from this temporary kind of economic glitch.  Some employees took a bit of hit due to slower business, store and car lot closings, but the jobs remain and the employees have long since returned.”

 

The economy overall added 1.1 million jobs since January, due in no small part to the improvement in the economy since March.   The Kansas City job market is stable.

 

BCS is professional career services organization located in Leawood Kansas.  They provide direction and career resources to managers, executives and professionals in the Kansas City area.

 

To learn more about BCS visit their website at www.bcskansas.com.

 

You can also forward your professional profile along with your resume to BCS via their BCS Kansas website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BCS Overland Park Announces Changes to Their 2014 Software

Last year, BCS in Leawood, KS (near Overland Park) upgraded their resources by adding One Source iSell to their mix.  Now One Source has made significant changes to their software suite, making it an even better resource for the Overland Park area firm’s clients.  One Source is now Avention.

Avention has added CRUSH reports.  These reports may become particularly valuable to the job seeker because of the depth of information leading to corporate decision makers.  By reaching these decision makers, and through the implementation of a strategically designed targeted marketing campaign, the job seeker can not only land a job faster, but can very likely find a better match for their skills and preferred work environments.  BCS does not yet have access to these reports, however they may be made available in the future as a Premium Upgrade to their existing service later this year.

BCS and their clients will transition to the newer Avention later this year.  The new software has thousands of data points that can be applied to companies.  The marketplace of information often used by sales professionals also distinctively fits the needs of job hunters.

The Leawood Kansas location for BCS provides free access to every client.  Clients who remain active in job search can use the software for the purpose of job search.

BCS is located in Leawood Kansas (near Overland Park).  To learn more about BCS, visit their website at http://www.BCSKansas.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BCS Overland Park Reports on the 2014 Jobs Outlook for Executives

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.

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BCS Overland Park Looks at the Top Jobs

BCS of Overland Park Kansas has been researching the top jobs for this year.  According to BCS, there are two classifications of well-paying jobs; executive level jobs and the overall job market.

According to BCS, for executives and professionals the technical sector offers great opportunities for a six-figure income; especially in management, however software developers, with a median salary nearing $90,000, have the best chance at a six-figure income.  Technical sales and sales engineer jobs have also historically been high paying jobs.

As for other specific job titles across the board, the best opportunities are in finance (CFO); Senior-level Human resource managers; Vice President (or Director) of Business Development; senior level internet Marketing Managers; and Vice President of Operations are the job titles that top the list.

BCS also noted that well-paying jobs not in the six-figure realm are highly sought and growing.  They are: Occupational Therapist, Computer Programmer, Physical Therapist, Computer Systems Analyst, Web Developer, Database Administrator, Medical Assistant, Pharmacist, Software Developer, and Registered Nurse.  According to the Overland Park firm, some of these jobs can reach six-figures, but it is not common and not well reflected in their median incomes.

“The job market is still good for some” according to Overland Park’s BCS, “but today’s market requires a different strategy for finding suitable employment.  While many jobs depend on specific skills and training, the executive level job seeker has to demonstrate transferrable skills, and a fit for the organization.   At the senior level, job retraining is probably not the answer for most.”

With the current job market in a slow recovery, many professionals and executives are reaching out to those who can provide assistance with less traditional job search strategies.   Among those strategies is the creation of new networks, web portfolios (executive and professional online, dynamic visual resumes) and the use of technologies that provide real-time information on companies in hiring mode, and lead generation.

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See The Latest News From BCS – Overland Park Kansas (Complaints that resumes don’t get noticed)

Check out their article on web portfolios.  BCS Overland Park says they hear of complaints that resumes don’t get noticed.  So they are introducing web portfolios for their clients who want to maximize their exposure.

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BCS Overland Park – Reports On New Federal Initiatives To Fund Green Jobs Education

New federal government initiatives have been put in place to stimulate the growth of green jobs, according to http://www.bcskansas.com [BCS] Overland Park Kansas.

The federal government has recently committed $500 million for training programs for green jobs.  Some community colleges are offering two year degrees in environmental management and certifications for managers who want to add green qualifications to their professional profiles.  Some professionals have been applying their own pressure with complaints that more training and certification programs are needed.

According the Overland Park Kansas firm of BCS, not only are companies beginning to look at green collar jobs; green initiatives; and environmental opportunities, but institutions of higher learning are also focusing on management programs and training to help meet the demand for green educated management professionals.

One Oregon based community college, seeing a demand for managerial candidates has accelerated their two-year program with help from federal money.   They are beginning a trial program that allows students to earn an energy management degree with fewer academic requirements. Students there may receive a $2500 tuition credit for green courses.

New York State Senator Schumer has managed to garner an appropriation of $500,000 for one of his states institutions.  The Overland Park Kansas firm of BCS feels that the trend will soon move to Kansas.  A spokesperson for the company said, “With so much opportunity, money, and demand you will see more and more schools vying for the federal funding to help.”  In Overland Park BCS says they have already heard a few complaints that sufficient training is not available.

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