Whether it is voluntary or forced, being shown the door can truly be traumatic. If you’re struggling to cope with the news it’s understandable. The impact and change associated with job loss has been described as similar to bereavement, and like bereavement there is a cycle of grief you may have to endure before feeling positive again.
There’s really no right or wrong time to start job searching. However, if you’ve been made redundant the option to choose the ideal time to begin has been taken away from you. There is a bright side to this: your new circumstances will mean you have enough time on your hands (and hopefully assistance from an outplacement consultant) to commit to a well-managed, thorough and successful job search.
No, that’s not the title of a dodgy sci-fi porn flick. Rather it’s an acknowledgement that computers are commonly used these days to read resumes. And if you want to win an interview for that dream (or even ‘will do for now’) job, you have to make the computer love you more than your competition. How? It’s simple – by crafting a well-written resume that contains the keywords that the computer will be on the look-out for.
When companies are restructuring, the focus naturally is on those losing their jobs. Yet those tasked with delivering the bad news can suffer too, and often in isolation. Redundancies are about more than change management and correct procedures; there are a lot of feelings involved too, on both sides of the desk.
Looking for a new job can be a time-consuming task. Often it is a tedious process, so who wants to spend longer on it than necessary? The good news is there are lots of small things you can do that typically pay big dividends when it comes to job searching, both online and in real life. And all of them will take just minutes of your valuable time.
This week, a number of redundant employees missed out on receiving thousands of dollars’ worth of career help. Their former employer offered them the services of Glide Outplacement as part of their redundancy package, but they decided to go it alone. We spoke to James about how outplacement services helped him find a new job.
Returning to work after taking a career break to be a parent can be both exciting and overwhelming. Although it won’t be easy to return to paid employment, you’ve developed many skills in your absence that you didn’t have last time you were working!
Losing your job is one of life’s most stressful events. Everyone reacts differently. Whatever the experience, it is personal to you. These three facts about career transition are hard to dispute. When it comes to outplacement services, there are myths much easier to challenge.
If you’re job searching, hopefully there will come a time when a potential employer or recruiter will ask for references. And this is when all your good work so far may come undone. You may have a great resume and outstanding interview skills, but if your references are second-rate you risk missing out on your dream job offer.
When it comes to redundancies, those implementing the redundancy process – the executive team members – can also be affected by job loss. As a senior level manager, you can explain the benefits of using outplacement to one of your employees but you may wonder how outplacement services can assist you.
Looking for a new role but not sure how to use LinkedIn for job search? We share some quick and easy ways to get the maximum returns from the world’s most popular professional networking site when you’re job hunting.
The idea of negotiating a higher salary makes many job seekers feel uncomfortable; they don’t want to seem rude or greedy asking for a higher salary that what’s offered. But if you don’t ask for a higher salary, the answer will always be no. Salary negotiations are a standard part of the hiring process (even in a tough job market). Here’s some advice on how to negotiate.
In the current business climate, finding a new position can be a long, frustrating and time consuming experience. Once you’ve secured a new role, the requirement to get up to full productivity as quickly as possible has never been more important. Here are six tips to help you settle in to your new role and get up to full productivity as fast as possible:
There are some things that you should definitely avoid saying during a job interview. The wrong response to a question can reveal flaws in your attitude, insufficient preparation or a lack of interest in the job. This can make an employer think twice about hiring you. Here are 10 examples of the worst things to say, along with tips on what you can say instead to impress the interviewer.
In tough economic times, many of us worry about how safe our job is. How do you know if there’s a chance you might lose your job? There are many signs your position may be in danger of being made redundant. This week we look at more clues to look out for if you’re worried about redundancies in your workplace, and what to do if you think the writing is on the wall.
Job interviews can make even the most confident of us nervous. Despite advice to ‘just be yourself’, it is natural to feel anxious: you are keen to do well, perform better than other candidates and win the role. However some simple techniques, combined with positive thinking, can help reduce your stress levels and ensure you shine during the interview.
What’s the point of using a recruitment agency when job searching? A capable and credible recruitment consultant can promote your strengths and expertise to potential employers.
Having a career goal such as finding a new role or achieving a promotion is a great way to make it happen. But 25% of all goals are broken within the first two weeks. It can take up to six attempts at goal setting to make it happen. No wonder people give up so quickly!
Job interviews can often be tense, nervous and sometimes downright frightening affairs. You may be tempted to lighten the atmosphere by telling some well-meaning jokes. Not everyone will share your sense of humour, so is it worth risking your chances?
For ADF personnel leaving their familiar military environment, the stress of finding a new career is compounded by the need to adjust to a new lifestyle and civilian work. It’s a difficult task; specialist defence transition services can help with the process.
So you’ve attended a networking event and collected a large pile of business cards. Taking a proactive and strategic approach to reconnecting with people will get the most value out of your new relationships.
Looking for a job can take longer than you expect and you may apply for more jobs than you planned. Keeping detailed records of your efforts avoids duplicating applications and forgetting what you’ve applied for.
Redundancy brings with it a complex set of emotions for those who are leaving, but if you keep your job you can also be affected. ‘Survivors’ of job cuts typically suffer from feelings normally experienced by those surviving major disasters or traumas.
An outplacement consultant’s role is to help you find a new job more quickly than if you searched for a job by yourself. They’re not recruitment consultants; this is your job search, and although the consultant will help you, what happens next is up to you. And the harder you work at it, the sooner you will get positive results.