Having lost your job might be a new
opportunity for you to pursue what your always wanted to
do. You don't have to become euphoric about the prospect.
But directing your thought towards what you are going to
do with your future, might help you live a more
have completed your self
assessment you should sit down and create a
new resume, we will call a core resume. You will have to
modify that resume, for every job application you write,
but this core resume, will be the
guide for the jobs you are going to apply for. The
self assessment helped you to find out, what you are good
at and where you can contribute most to the
endeavor of any future employer. These points you will
have to stress in your new core resume. It will even
help you, if you decide to start your own
some time to do that and review it thoroughly.
Remember, recruiters and hiring managers get large
numbers of resumes and if you want to make an
impact, yours has to stand out in some positive ways.
Don't oversell yourself, but don't sell yourself short
either! We have a page
that will help you creating a resume.
helpful to use a professional
resume writing service, even
if, in the end, you only use the substance of the
resume that you think is appropriate for the job
you apply. But, professional writers they will
tell you a lot about format and they have the
advantage of "knowing" the formulations
that hiring managers and recruiters feel
comfortable with and recognize. You will find a
few useful ideas about creating a resume on
our first pageabout a
addition, we have aresume
deals with specific issues such as cover
letters and how
to use professional writing services.
Once you have a core
resume you can start your job search in earnest.
Again the key to a successful job hunt is
"being organized". This cannot be
stressed enough! Here then are a few rules that should
Points to make the Job Search easier. A Guideline to
finding a New Job
your name known to recruiters, hiring
managers and networking groups. Make it know what
you are looking for. People will not offer you a
job, if they do not know that you are out there!
with the first day after you have lost your job, check
the job market regularly, to see whether
your job expectations are appropriate in the
market. Keep your finger on the pulse and get a
feel for the changes that might have taken place
in the job market.
daily and weekly "task sheet".
Lists of "tasks to do",
in order that you can measure progress and
that you know where you stand. Be
organized in your job search! You
will decrease your stress level that way!
your network connections
and update them when and as appropriate. Keep
in regular touch with people and groups
that can help you. That could include former
bosses and coworkers!
eager, but not visibly aggressive, because
the latter can be counter productive. Hiring
managers and recruiters do not like "pushy
buggers" who phone them every second
day! They like people who take initiative, but
have little patience with time wasters!
get offered a job, know where and when to
compromise. It is an advantage if you
make a list of the issues you can compromise on,
before you are forced to make a decision.
the help of experts when it is needed.
This might be at the stage where you need a new
resume, or when you have to take some psychological
evaluation tests or when
for an interview. Ask
people you know, who had the same experiences, or
go to the expert!
job search, be driven by urgency, but not
by fear. You need a job, because you
have to earn money and you are willing to
compromise on certain issues. But fear
is not a good motivating force for a
search and for a decision making process about a
Try to be
active and creative, rather than reactive in your
job search.That could lead to proposing
a "new job" to an employer. It might be
based on your experience or on some economic
necessity, you have detected in the job market.
the time you have available in-between
preparing your job search wisely.
If you know of educational opportunities
that are available and fit your budget, take
advantage of it. But remember, the courses
have to fit your career goals and future plans
and, they have to improve
Looking for a job is a stressful time.
Especially, when the cause is involuntary. Present
uncertain economic times add to the stress. But the
better organized you are the more you can lower the
stress on yourself and your surrounding. their
spending etc. How do I
keep sane, when my world falls apart is a
lighthearted look that should help you coping with the
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