Tips To Survive A Layoff

Written by Nathan Newberger

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#7 - CONSIDER USING A RECRUITER: Consider using a recruiter. Recruiters a.k.a. headhunters can help you to better manage and improverepparttar results of your job search. Using a recruiter has many advantages. These advantages include their having already established relationships with many employers and their having access to hidden job opportunities. In addition many recruiters will offer tips on how to improve your resume and interviewing skills. Best of all most recruiters are completely free torepparttar 138001 job seeker. They collect their fees directly fromrepparttar 138002 employer.

#8 - GO BACK TO SCHOOL: Take advantage ofrepparttar 138003 time provided by being laid off to better yourself both professionally and personally. Some people choose to go back to school and pursue an entirely different trade. Others will attend a few classes atrepparttar 138004 local community college to sharpen their skills in their chosen profession. Still others will pursue 6 or 12 month programs in a trade school. And don’t think that your study must be directly career related. This may berepparttar 138005 perfect opportunity to study a foreign language or learn to roller blade. Layoffs provide people who are used to being busy with a lot of free time. Makerepparttar 138006 most of this time by improving yourself.

In conclusion, remember that getting laid off is notrepparttar 138007 end ofrepparttar 138008 world.

Whether you are recently unemployed or are just feeling a bit uncertain about your job security in these tough economic times,repparttar 138009 eight survival tips above can help you to get back on your feet quickly inrepparttar 138010 event of a layoff.

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Sincerely, Nathan Newberger Managing Editor "Helping You Find More Jobs Faster"

Nathan Newberger is the job and career expert at Nathan has over 10 years experience in staffing and human resources. He has worked both as a recruiter and career counselor. Mr. Newberger has been the Managing Editor at for the past 5 years and his articles have helped thousands of job seekers.

History Reports: When Your Resume Equals, "I did this, I did this, I did this"

Written by Steven Bristow

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“How do I build value in a resume?”, you may be asking. When it comes to a resume, there are several ways. Certainly you want to include prior responsibilities, but you may also want to expound on them as well (assuming that they are applicable torepparttar position you are applying for).

•Listrepparttar 137942 duties and responsibilities of applicable positions

•Showcase successes with each of these duties. Because of your efforts, did revenue increase? Did profitability? Did your efforts result in streamlining costs? Did you save your prior company money?

•Articulate an ability to continue these successes with your next company.

Show your next employer that you will excel atrepparttar 137943 position before they determine if you will.

Remember, you are marketing yourself to these hiring managers, not just telling them what you have done. The concept of an effective resume is to look at it from a reader’s point of view, not a writer’s point of view. Does a prospective employer care about what you’ve done for others? Or what you can do for them?

Steven Bristow is a senior consultant for R.L. Stevens & Associates Inc. (, a career marketing firm and organization celebrating over 24 years of providing strategic marketing solutions for its clients’ career transitioning needs.

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