Get Your Job Search on Track

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6 Responses

  1. Kevin G says:

    This is nothing new. The real challenge is all the changes in management style these days. Just when you think you are doing the right things to move up in a company, they change all the rules.

  2. Hi Kevin,
    Thanks for taking the time to reply to my blog. It sounds like the issue you face is around career planning, development and management – different topics than job search. Getting a job is no guarantee that it will remain the same or that it will last. Although the job search process involves research into the culture of an organization, it’s pragmatic to anticipate and prepare for change. Although organizational culture may remain somewhat the same, changes in the market may dictate internal changes. Changes in leadership/management will make an impact. So once someone actually secures a job, there is still effort required to stay on top of what is needed to remain valued within their organization and to remain competitive in the market.

  3. Megan Kershner says:

    Hi, I left my technical recruiting/analyst job in 2008 to stay home with children. I now would like to return to the workforce, but am unsure as to which way to turn. I have solid people skills, and I do have technical skills, although I haven’t used them consistently in a while. I have my BA degree as well as additional technical training. Do I need to start over at the bottom, or is there a way to use my communication skills to work myself into a new position?

  4. Recruiters are in high demand right now. It may be necessary to start at a lower position to come up to speed with current recruiting tools, but it may not take long to get back to where you were. There are many variables that can impact your return and more background information is needed to answer this completely. A longer conversation is needed than can be answered here. Please email me directly if you are interested in a consulting appointment to help you develop a strategy and plan for getting back to work.

  5. Angie says:

    I have been laid off again … that is 5 jobs since the 2008 economic crisis. All roles have been in marketing but I fell as though I haven’t spent enough time is each role to truly make a mark on my CV. I wonder if I should make a swift right and go into business development. I am at a loss and I do not want to jump into another role that has “potential” for long-term. However .. I do have a mortgage to pay.

  6. Angie,
    It’s important to research the companies you are pursuing before you make a commitment. It’s also critical to prepare a potential exit plan so that you already know what your next move would be if anything changes. IN order to make an abrupt change in direction it will be important to develop a plan first as to how you will take that on and how competitive you can be going forward. In either of these scenarios, networking to learn more about your targets is a critical piece. Applying to blind ads would likely to lead to more of the same.
    Sherri

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