Friday, January 20, 2012

Thinking about changing jobs? Be prepared. Don’t procrastinate! The cost may be too great.

You probably know more than one person who has been out of work more than 6 months. For some of them it’s been over a year, even more. Is the problem just the economy, the industry or something else? Could it be their job search just did not get started correctly?

In today’s job situation, it’s unrealistic to think “it wouldn’t happen to me”. To make matters worse, most people don’t think about what they would do if it did happen. And they are not prepared!

With a high percentage of our population competing for fewer jobs, being ready before something happens is like having auto insurance before an accident.

Resumes that are effective today are much different than in years past. And careful planning is required before the wrong search tactics are used, or knowledge of the pros and cons of each search tactic are understood. What do you know about how recruiters work? How can they help you? Hurt you? How should you select one? What are the benefits and pitfalls of job boards? How should you present yourself on LinkedIn? ATS software is in wide use by companies and external recruiters today. What do you know about how ATS can benefit you or hurt you?

Contact a competent search consultant to get answers. Select a consultant by asking what he or she knows about the above questions. Contact me at and ask me the questions. 

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