Linda Matias is a Job-search certified Interview Coach (CIC), Job and Career Transition Coach (JCTC) and Nationality Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) and also the writer of two books. She has also been qualified consultant for Resume writing, interviewing process and career transition areas.
Outsourceable Work: Any work that can be outsourced to other countries to be done more cheaply, including work that can be digitized. That’s why jobs that require physical presence such as nursing, health care occupations and teaching are doubly good.
Ask your now former employer to pay for support. They may already have something available to you, but if not, it’s not too much to ask, and you’ll want all the help you can get. An outplacement service can help you to develop a good resume, improve your interview skills, etc.
Pro- This can be a choice if you are trying to make a outplacement supports. This format highlights the skills you have that could make you effective in a new job. Maybe you are applying for a job where you are a little short on work experience, but want to highlight you have the skills to do the job. You can also show you have had a successful and stable work history.
Many candidates conduct their job search randomly … and don’t even realize it. Their methods are “throw enough stuff against the wall, and see what sticks”.
Remember, you are never alone in your struggles. If you believe in prayer, it can help in difficult times like this. Prayer is not necessarily the solution to our economic problems, but something that can help give us the strength to get through tough times. Whether you have religious belief or not, if you need support, speak to trusted family members, friends and professionals who can help give you the support you need to make it through. Nothing lasts forever in life. That’s a given.
Other resources such as professional organizations offer job leads, an opportunity to network within your industry and can provide subgroups for job seekers. Join existing job seeker groups within an organization or start your own. Form a “success team” with four to eight people. Get together with them to share job leads, successes and failures. You can hire a facilitator to direct the group and offer guidance about tough job obstacles or take turns switching off leadership for each meeting.
I myself was able to very successfully make my career transition in large part because of my own coach. She helped me create my plan, remain positive, move forward, identify what I wanted to do, and overcome obstacles. You can do this, too. I encourage you to take a stand for your life and what you want!