We are currently in crisis. Companies go bankrupt, people get fired. But some companies are fighting the crisis. According to Bizz Magazine's annual job survey, the largest Belgian employers will recruit 12,000 people this year. The worst economic crisis can have its benefits. And these 12,000 are benefiting from the crisis. The largest job provider is Colruyt with job offers for approximately 3,000 to 3,500 people. Moreover, it is not so easy to express the planned recruitment in concrete figures. These are conservative estimates rather than accurate estimates.
Taking advantage of the crisis: more jobs despite the crisis
How is it possible that there are still job offers during the crisis? Is it possible that some are benefiting from the crisis? Globally, companies are still slimming down. Firstly, there are only a few companies that are willing to hire people, namely Colruyt, Alcatel-Lucent, STIB and Telenet. Another possible reason is that a large number of people from the baby boom generation are leaving early retirement, whether or not voluntarily.
Another important point is that it mainly concerns items in demand. IT specialists in particular score high. In second place are commercial and technical functions. However, legal profiles have the least chance of being hired. But if you don't fit the profiles you are looking for, you can still benefit from the crisis.
Taking advantage of the crisis
If you follow a number of rules, you can take advantage of the crisis. Despite the fact that the recruiters subject the candidates to much stricter criteria. Do not panic, this can be an advantage for those who have already gained some experience in a particular domain, as you have the opportunity to show off your qualities and get a nice job.
Whoever wants to start a business should not despair either. Yes, the banks no longer simply provide loans to entrepreneurs. But at the same time, if you do manage to get a credit, you can assume that your chances of success are high. The most important thing is to sell your idea to the banks. New opportunities are also opening up for investors. Have you ever thought about investing in green technology? Solar panels, hybrid and even electric cars are now on the rise. As an investor, you can take advantage of the crisis by buying shares of promising companies for relatively little money. If you don't want to get out of hand, invest in a hybrid model or a fully electric car.
And finally, a nice tip: the better someone can find their way in the construction of the modern economy, the better he or her can manage his or her money. Try to keep up to date with the economic situation in the world and its developments. This is the best way not only to avoid losing money, but even more so to benefit from the crisis.