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26th June
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BCS Overland Park News Reports on 2014 First Quarter GDP and Jobs

Stocks went up despite the alarming news that the GDP was down by 2.9% for the First Quarter of 2014.  Yet, according to Sal Guatieri, a well-respected macro economist of BMO Capital we are far from a recession.


So, how about the job market?  What is the outlook for jobs with such bad economic news?

According to the professionals at BCS, the Leawood Kansas career firm (near Overland Park) the job market is also far from a “job” recession.  “The weather was the main culprit of the lackluster economy in Q1, affecting retails sales, restaurant sales, car lots and even the housing market,” says BCS.  “This was true across the country, and especially true for the Kansas City Metro area.”  They went on to reports that the harsh winter also slowed shipping abroad and domestically causing exports to plunge, major influences on the GDP.


According to BCS, “The job market will be largely unaffected by this because businesses recover from this temporary kind of economic glitch.  Some employees took a bit of hit due to slower business, store and car lot closings, but the jobs remain and the employees have long since returned.”


The economy overall added 1.1 million jobs since January, due in no small part to the improvement in the economy since March.   The Kansas City job market is stable.


BCS is professional career services organization located in Leawood Kansas.  They provide direction and career resources to managers, executives and professionals in the Kansas City area.


To learn more about BCS visit their website at


You can also forward your professional profile along with your resume to BCS via their BCS Kansas website.










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23rd June
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Last year, BCS in Leawood, KS (near Overland Park) upgraded their resources by adding One Source iSell to their mix.  Now One Source has made significant changes to their software suite, making it an even better resource for the Overland Park area firm’s clients.  One Source is now Avention.

Avention has added CRUSH reports.  These reports may become particularly valuable to the job seeker because of the depth of information leading to corporate decision makers.  By reaching these decision makers, and through the implementation of a strategically designed targeted marketing campaign, the job seeker can not only land a job faster, but can very likely find a better match for their skills and preferred work environments.  BCS does not yet have access to these reports, however they may be made available in the future as a Premium Upgrade to their existing service later this year.

BCS and their clients will transition to the newer Avention later this year.  The new software has thousands of data points that can be applied to companies.  The marketplace of information often used by sales professionals also distinctively fits the needs of job hunters.

The Leawood Kansas location for BCS provides free access to every client.  Clients who remain active in job search can use the software for the purpose of job search.

BCS is located in Leawood Kansas (near Overland Park).  To learn more about BCS, visit their website at




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You can also forward your professional profile along with your resume to BCS via their BCS Kansas website.





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14th June
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BCS Overland Park Reports on the 2014 Jobs Outlook for Executives

Over the weekend Morning Star (Robert Johnson) reported that the labor markets remain tighter than most people might think.  Openings have been on the rise, but the available work force is shrinking.  Does this make it a “buyer’s market” for the job seeker?  Not so, according to BCS.

“The chief culprit of the tight labor market is a skills mismatch.  The need to demonstrate transferable skills has never been more important,” according to BCS of Overland Park, Kansas.

Reading the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) there has been a rise in the number of adjusted private job openings.  The BLS report shows that the number of unemployed workers per job opening has been on the decline since 2010, getting closer to pre-recession (2008) statistics.

So where are the jobs?  According to BCS the job seekers that follow a well-designed, aggressive marketing plan that includes multiple avenues of search works best.  They find that their clients are landing jobs by demonstrating a skills match through their marketing efforts; and by increasing the job seekers network of potential employers.

“Finding a higher level position through the traditional channels of online job boards is very difficult for top talent, as the best jobs are often not advertised, or are created for the job seeker before they are ever made available through any traditional channels,” according to BCS Overland Park spokesperson.

The bottom line seems to be that although the market is opening up; but unless you can expand your existing network, locate the better jobs, and demonstrate your abilities, finding a job in this market is still a challenge.





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