A lot of concern has surrounded the media job over the last few months. With the current recession, and many newspapers and magazine companies closing down, is there any hope left for the media job? There are still professionals out there who believe there is, and believe that it is just a matter of accepting that the media job and it’s surroundings are slowly taking on a new shape and color.
People are losing their media jobs, and loads of the employed are due to endure a cut a salary. But even with this distressing truth, there is hope and there are future opportunities for media job hopefuls entering into the 2009 job market. The Media Job Market says it best by stating that, “These newly unemployed, said recruiters, will need to adjust their expectations to new industry realities – especially those with traditional backgrounds.” According to the same article, online advertsiing media jobs are still very much stable due to money constantly flowing into that area. With the need for advertising your business being more prudent than ever, at least this is one media job that seems to remain untouched by the recession.
Media jobs are not what they used to be, and if traditional media personell and new media job seekers are not prepared for the upcoming and ever present changes, then the 2009 job market is not going to be a place where they find the media job they have their hearts set on. The media job market in it’s entirety is a competitive place to stake your claim, so you need to be properly equipped to be able to accept the challenge and deal with the competition. If you are not prepared to “fight” for your media job in the 2009 market, then the chances are that you wn’t be rewarded with one.
With the limited number of media jobs available, and the ever expanding number of media professionals looking for work, you will more than likely have a ratio of available media jobs to available media job applicants that is completely mismatched. Obviously with their being far too few media jobs for the amount of people needing work.
But in saying this, at least there is a media industry and there are media jobs. 2009 has seen the crushing of many industries because there is just not enough of an economy to sustain them. The automobile industries have stock sitting gathering dust and rust, crammed into storage yards that are miles in length and width. Lack of business equals cutting of jobs to keep businesses afloat during the tought times, so that they are at least able to recover when the economy does. Media jobs may not be what they used to be, but 2009 can still see them kicking and screaming and refusing to let go. Media jobs are still available and there is light being shed from the direction of online media jobs and careers.