So, the Mayan doomsayers were incorrect, and we are still here going about our lives. For many people, the forecast for 2013 appears to be the same as 2012 and the years before: the frustration and demoralization of being in a job search that does not have a light at the end of the tunnel. But, perhaps this is a time for rebirth and hope after all.

Do you believe that 2013 will be a continuation of what previous years have presented, or that 2013 will be the year of the job search turning point? Either way, join us at #HFchat on Friday, December 21 at Noon EST to participate with guest host Ron Marshall (@ron_marshall) in a lively conversation and to share your POV on job search in 2013.

Proposed questions:

  • Q1: What industries are likely to be great for job seekers in 2013?
  • Q2: If you knew your next job would be your last, what would it be?
  • Q3: What would entice you to relocate for a new job?
  • Q4: How do you practice constant self-improvement to improve your value as a job candidate?
  • Q5: What is the single most valuable resource to job seekers?
  • Q6: Have you considered making your own job via entrepreneurship?

Ron Marshall

Ron Marshall is an entrepreneurial career consultant working to help dreamers become doers. Making his first foray into self-employment at the age of 21, Ron has established himself as a go-to small business adviser and career counselor using the principles of networking, communication, and technology to guide professionals and organizations on their journeys.

Ron manages Romacoma, LLC, which helps people develop brands. Their methods include managerial consulting for entrepreneurs in startup, marketing guidance, and training on the skills needed to grow personal and corporate brands online and offline. Find out more at

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About The Author

Tom Bolt

2 Responses to #HFChat for 12/21/2012: The Face of Job Search in 2013

  1. margo rose says:

    Great topic, wonderful host. This is going to be an incredible chat. Tom, Robin thank you so much for all your hard work.

  2. Ron Marshall says:

    I’m looking forward to it. Should be fun and quite informative. Glad those Mayan wall clocks turned out to be off after all!