I do see few emails of job openings but it seems that companies have laid off quite a few people during peak of the recession and now when they are seeing growth in their order book in near future, they are trying to create a buffer so that any opportunity can be en-cashed.
But I think the market will be more matured now and companies will expect genuine profiles only. Some companies are asking for last few months' salary slips and bank statements. Although it looks funny at first, I think companies are trying to get those guys first who have managed to save their jobs in this bad phase.
love your job and not your company;
...because you never know when your company will stop loving you!
I wouldn't go that far. I'm going to talk to someone later this week, but that's the first time since about May. The 2001 recession, however, I routinely went 6 months or more between interviews.
I may be over-pessimistic, but actually, except for the late '90's, I don't think a lot of people in the USA have felt they had any real job security since "perma-temping" was invented in the late 1980's.
The secret of how to be miserable is to constantly expect things are going to happen the way that they are "supposed" to happen.
You can have faith, which carries the understanding that you may be disappointed. Then there's being a willfully-blind idiot, which virtually guarantees it.