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Helping You Find Your Next Job

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A guide for new job seekers

A guide for new job seekers

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  • 1.
    • A guide for job seekers
    • By Rob Barklamb
    • Langdale Search & Selection
  • 2.
    • No Stigma
    • Your Options
    • Be Decisive
    • Getting the Most from your Employer
    • Facing Facts
    • The CV
    • Get Online 1 – job boards
  • 3.
    • Get Online 2 – Networking
    • Online 3 – Scour and Search
    • Using Recruitment Consultancies
    • Using Your Network
    • Keeping Your Hand In
    • Work at It
    • Interviewing
    • Closing the Deal
  • 4.
    • Many good people are being made redundant – do not feel any stigma if you have been made redundant
    • Accept that it has happened and move on
    • Try to stay positive
    • Think about who may be able to support you – make the most of that
  • 5.
    • You do have some:
    • Look for a similar job
    • Look for a career change
    • Start up your own business/go freelance
    • Travel
    • Modify lifestyle and take the benefits to which you are entitled
  • 6.
    • Pros:
    • You are qualified to do this
    • You are “marketable”
    • You may have contacts
    • May have transferrable skills
    • Cons
    • Whole sector may be depressed
    • You might yearn for a change
  • 7.
    • Pros
    • Other sectors may have more opportunities
    • Other roles may hold more interest
    • Cons
    • May be a bit fanciful – you have few transferrable skills/experience
    • There are “better” candidates than you
    • Rec Cons may struggle to help you
  • 8.
    • Pros
    • Autonomy, wealth, chance to put redundancy money to use
    • Freelancing/temping etc may open earnings opportunities
    • Cons
    • Is your business idea viable in this economy?
    • Funding may be hard to find
  • 9.
    • Pros
    • If you can afford it, great opportunity
    • May give you time you may never get again
    • An expensive luxury
  • 10.
    • Often people find jobs VERY quickly or very slowly
    • The longer you are out of work...
    • So crack on!
  • 11.
    • Out placement
    • Access to information
    • CV advice, interview advice
    • Their contacts – facilitating a move
    • Get a great reference
    • Get great online references
  • 12.
    • Supply and Demand has changed
    • Swallow your pride – be flexible
    • Will Need to sell yourself – it’s competitive
    • Finding a job will be a full time job
    • You need to get organised
    • Bottom line – a much more competitive job market than when you last looked
  • 13.
    • The first task is to write a new CV or upgrade/revise your old CV
    • Remember – CVs are to get you interviews – aim it accordingly
    • Have different versions
  • 14.
    • Is honest
    • Is concise and well and consistently laid out
    • Is objective and factual
    • Is up to date and explains gaps
    • Contains key words
    • Has accurate spelling and punctuation
    • Sells you whilst retaining objectivity
    • FACTS! FACTS! FACTS!
  • 15.
    • Which ones?
    • How many?
    • But only apply for relevant jobs
    • Sign up for jobs alerts, etc
  • 16.
    • Linkedin
    • Plaxo
    • Namyz
    • Ecademy
    • Xing
    • NB facebook, etc
  • 17.
    • Profile as per CV – keywords very important
    • Get your contact details up there
    • Get connections!
    • Get recommendations
    • Join groups
    • Ask and answer questions, say what you are up to – raise profile
    • Get a presentation on there selling yourself
  • 18.
    • Competitors’ sites
    • Job boards
    • Recruitment consultancies
    • The press
    • Linkedin, etc
    • Get feeds and alerts but don’t rely on them
  • 19.
    • How Many?
    • Which ones?
    • Round pegs and square holes
    • Good ones will KIT and inform you when things pick up
    • Chase, but avoid “nuisance calls”
  • 20.
    • No stigma/swallow your pride
    • Who/what do they know?
    • Consider temp/contract options
    • Keep in with network – seminars, training, conferences
    • Apply/contact directly
  • 21.
    • It can help to keep your hand in. Consider
    • Voluntary work
    • Lecturing/teaching
    • Training
    • Writing
  • 22.
    • Chase and follow up
    • Have a system
    • Learn from your mistakes
    • Seek feedback if unsuccessful
    • Keep at it!
  • 23.
    • Be prepared
    • Their website
    • Their people
    • Their competition
    • The role – position yourself
    • Trade press
    • Key industry trends
    • Competency scenarios
    • Have your questions
  • 24.
    • Be on time
    • Dress suitably
    • Be yourself...
    • Answer the question and then shut up!
    • Don’t fidget
    • Maintain eye contact with everyone
    • Good posture
    • Don’t interrupt
    • Tell them you are interested and close them
  • 25.
    • Follow up but don’t go too far
    • Keep looking whilst you wait
    • Be sensible and flexible
    • Don’t muck people around

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