Helping You Find Your Next Job

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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 its 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 dont 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!
  • Dont fidget
  • Maintain eye contact with everyone
  • Good posture
  • Dont interrupt
  • Tell them you are interested and close them

25.

  • Follow up but dont go too far
  • Keep looking whilst you wait
  • Be sensible and flexible
  • Dont muck people around