I feel increasingly disappointed lately; I am trying to find a job (the things with Summ()n don’t go well), and despite all the official talks about ‘revival of the economy’ and ‘hiring mood’ of the companies, I can’t say I see any traces of that, the jobs are still very scarce. What is ever more sad is this deep abyss between the officially proclaimed ‘open innovation’ and ‘creative approach’ to business and the grim reality with the companies and organizations installing the most rigid boxes where they try to squeeze the applicants to (ok, may be it’s not ‘good’ companies who do it, but ‘bad’ recruiters/HRMs, but on a recipient size it feels the same).
And of course all these blah-blah about ‘people-driven-customer-focussed’ business, that unfortunately remain exactly that, blah-blah. The least demanded jobs are of people researchers, of all sort – from traditional consumer and market researchers to social scientists, psychologist, ethnographers etc. And it’s not even my specific bad case, I hear similar complains from all all sorts of professionals in this area, who are also failing to find any signs of jobs for ages.
*sigh* It might be specifically Dutch case, or continental Europe case; I see more demand for these jobs in the US (but it also can be ‘grass is greener there’ a situation).