How to find a Job?

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How to find a Job?

  1. 1. + How to find a Job? In economic downturn
  2. 2. + Before the lay off Get some signal about company current economic outlook  Read between the line corporate messages  Have feeling about company sales  Signal examples:  Colleagues on a dead end (eg: consultant on the bench)  A first lay off  Increase your networking with colleagues  Get in touch with manager, senior colleagues  Do not hesitate to ask question (but do it right)  Be the first to know! 
  3. 3. + Get prepared First to be laid off  Senior employee Firing indemnity Last hired employee  Cheap to fire Young employee  Employee Senior employee close to retirement  Other case by case employee  Young graduated NOTE: An employee still in its probation period has a small  amount of firing indemnity Think about yourself  Analyze your strengths and weaknesses  Design your future career path 
  4. 4. + Prepare the worst Update your CV  Emphasize relevant work experience  Get in touch with head hunters  Get in touch with your network  Eg: linkedin  See job opportunities to know what the market is searching for  Emphasise your experience according to market expectation 
  5. 5. + The worst occurs Get register to unemployment office  Keep positive contact with your previous companies  It might help you to recommend you for a new job  Make the most of your time  Engage in social activity  Study new material  Make a specialisation  Get trained (internet, unemployment office) 
  6. 6. + Fill your time Scrutinize regularly employment website  Be the first to apply  Socialize  Keep in touch with friends, former colleagues   They can get you prepared for job interview Be involved in the community, volunteer   You keep up with your skills and competences  Job hunters appreciate such involvement Remain positive  Job hunting process can be long and difficult 
  7. 7. + Phone contact Describe your situation sincerely  Speak freely about your expectation  Always ask job description by e-mail  A way to keep in touch with recruiters  Decline job offer not appropriate  Highlight what you would like to do  Give first salary expectation 
  8. 8. + Interview ahead (1) Tell the truth about your current situation  Why are you looking for a new job?  Why did you change for your previous employers?  Have you other interviews going on?  Position yourself against recruiter expectation based on your  experience Speak positively when talking about your past job experience  Demonstrate that your are still active while searching for a new job  Get you own feeling about your match with the company 
  9. 9. + Interview ahead (2) Do not reduce your salary expectation  Your knowledge is worth your last salary  Remain credible  Do not foresee salary increase  Specially when you have no job  There is no room on the market for salary increase, expect for  really specialised profile
  10. 10. + Almost signing? (1) Compare proposals  Take your time  You are never ask to sign right away  Salary is not all that matters  But be satisfied with the proposed package  The work environment is more important  Balance the work environment and the salary both can be uneven  Think about the long term and what you would like to achieve 
  11. 11. + Almost signing? (2) Probation period  Better to reduce it to ensure a better safety net  Fringe benefits  Negotiate on fringe benefits that really matters to you  Do you really need a company car, mobile phone, internet  connection…

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