If you’re on my Facebook or LinkedIn, you know I am the type of person that parses information as positively as possible. Here’s what I know. The Dow went up 170 yesterday, and though a bit down today, we’re rallying in true Bull form at the strongest return in months (years??!) Considering our Jan/Feb – to be looking at 7800 again is a relieving step in the right direction - something we knew was coming but are happy to see - sometimes faith alone is hard to maintain, we are, after all - driven by evidence. We’ve got the next few weeks to get through – quarterly earnings won’t be a fun read, but the rally has begun – and once we’ve put another month or two into this positive swing, we’ll all begin to solidify our belief in its authenticity and truly step into "As if" thinking, pushing us toward the greatest market return in history - we can do it people - we have enough evidence to bolster our faith in the short term, and more will accumulate as we shift our thoughts in a cash positive direction.
As far as the job market – we’ve had more activity in March than we can keep up with. The roles posted remain the toughest out there to fill – and very niche focused, so the general IT populace – ah, you – is still wondering where the activity is. Its there, and the options are diversifying. Hang in there.
The money is there, companies are still holding tight to their security blankets, but they are hiring at a steadily increasing rate. Tell me what you’re seeing, what companies interest you, what role you saw posted - what you want a shot at – I may know the company, contacts, who’s who and what’s what – utilize me. Outside of capitalizing on your personal network, this is the best way in right now – working with someone who’s job it is to know this market inside and out, and I do.