An economy that's spiraling downward or volatile markets often will impact unemployment, as there simply aren't enough positions in those fields for people who want them. But often the climate, market trade and demand and similar factors don't always justify why certain people can't find jobs. Many of the factors are related to their willingness to work, job skills, preparation, employer prejudice and job-search techniques.
Getting ready for work
The term "work readiness" was popularized by government initiatives such as the Workforce Investment Act and Job Corps as a key to ending or curbing unemployment. The lack of skills in work-readiness is cited as the reason why some job seekers remain unemployed. These types of skills are not the skills needed to accomplish certain job tasks.
refers to whether the job seeker is sufficiently literate to complete an application for employment or understands what the suitable attire and language is for an interview. Job-readiness skills while hired include reporting to work on time, following boss orders and work assignments and becoming a team player.
People who lack basic skills in the work-readiness either remain unemployed or have a series of failed attempts to retain a job.
Skills in Job
Some jobs are essentially redundant, due to technology. Many receptionists and switchboard operators are replaced by automatic call response systems that use the prompts of callers to handle their calls appropriately. A worker whose entire career as a receptionist or telephone operator is now facing indefinite unemployment. She might want to continue in this type of job and can't find a suitable job in certain occupational groups based on the shortage of jobs. Economists for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Diden Tuzemen and Jonathan Willis, attribute unemployment to factors .
This can be argued that recurrence rates are higher than they should be for convicted felons because their criminal background offers them no work prospects. But some employers view all arrests and convictions as part of the criminal background of an individual, even though an arrest is not proof that a crime has been committed, nor is it representative of criminal behaviour. And a conviction, for that matter, is not automatically proof of unfitness for a job, unless other convictions disqualify the applicant. For example, when she finishes serving her sentence, a registered nurse who participated in an elder abuse ring may not be hired as a registered nurse. The United States in 2012 Fair Employment Opportunity Commission provided employers compliance guidelines on how to avoid reports of criminal backgrounds from contributing to discriminatory hiring practices
One such procedure is to look case-by-case at criminal records and whether a conviction precludes the applicant from performing the job functions. Denying work based on arrest records, the EEOC states, may be discriminatory due to the disproportionate number of incarcerated minorities and non-minorities.
An interview is a two-way discussion in which the interviewer and the interviewee have an opportunity to assess if both the position and the business match well. The hiring manager is in part obliged to convince the candidate why the firm is a good place to work. Job seekers lacking confidence or good interview skills don't reflect favorably on hiring managers. Their lack of confidence and salesmanship doesn't always lead to work offers. Most are afraid to do what other career mentors, including Jo Singel, based in New York, advise: apply for the position. Job seekers are not asking for the job, because they are shy or scared Instead of projecting an image that says "Yes, I'm interested in working for you," they may seem desperate.
Win to Play
A popular lottery slogan is "you must play to win." The same applies to job seekers: the more resumes they send, the better their chances are to get a job. Many people remain unemployed because they do not devote themselves to a rigorous job quest and have a narrowly oriented and thin-skinned approach to job search. They submit one or two resumes, get an interview and pray to be "the one" who gets the job. They concentrate exclusively on that one interview and they are frustrated and their work quest stalls when they do not get the work.