5 Critical Success Factors to Getting a Job

Written by Anthony Ranieri

5 Critical Success Factors to Getting a Job By Anthony Ranieri

In 2000, I accepted a job asrepparttar Human Resources Manager for a large auto-components manufacturer. I hadrepparttar 109428 undistinguished task of laying off 250 workers due to an imminent plant closure. If you speak to any person inrepparttar 109429 human resources profession they will tell you how mentally difficult it is to let people go and see their disappointment inrepparttar 109430 process.

Redundant employees express a wide range of emotion, ranging from family responsibility and financial insecurity to just losing a work life they had grown to rely on and become accustomed to. It was my job to counsel employees about how they could better cope with their personal circumstances and I hired professional workplace counselors to assist. What was to happen two weeks later was unprecedented.

After a job well done and a smooth redundancy process my managing director walked onto my office, thanked me for my efforts and made me redundant! "I needed you to completerepparttar 109431 process first before I could let you go" he said. I felt as though I had hit a brick wall and was momentarily stunned. How was I to breakrepparttar 109432 news to my wife? I had two young children; a mortgage like most ofrepparttar 109433 working population and my wife did not work outsiderepparttar 109434 home. This book is about how I coped with this stressful moment in my life.

I had to draw upon all my previous job-hunting experience and survival skills to get through. I can break it down into 5 key critical success factors:

1. Successful job search skills knowledge

2. Strong financial management initiatives

3. Flexible and open career re-assessment

4. Mental toughness and a strong belief system

5. Managing your current job.

Successful Job Search Skills Knowledge

Key Success Factor Number 1 Your very first objective when you have lost your job is to get another job. Now that may sound a bit straightforward but it isn't. To get another job today requires special knowledge and skill. This is because in most situations, redundancy falls during times of economic slowdown, rising unemployment resulting in fewer jobs and greater competition. Labour economists call this an "oversupply of labour" and this will cause an imbalance inrepparttar 109435 labour market favouring employers.

The 15 Most Powerful Words and Phrases to Apply on Your Resume

Written by Anthony Ranieri

The 15 Most Powerful Words and Phrases to Apply on Your Resume By Anthony Ranieri

Below are a few words to get you started that can be used to commence a phrase when describing your achievements in your resume. They are words employers like because they reflect leadership qualities and solutions based initiatives. Try and think of other words also that may reflect your personal achievements to use in your resume. Negotiated Instrumental Represented Developed Initiated Designed Achieved Introduced Coordinated Managed Contributed Influenced Successfully Ensured Coordinated Power Phrases to Apply to Your Resume Below are some phrases I have used in my resume that can be applied to your own resume reflecting key achievements in your current and past work history. Achievements are important because they reflect what you are capable of professionally and they also demonstrate your potential. Achievements need to be true and credible, so don't just use everyday achievements. Focus on milestones, projects and your own key initiatives that have brought about a benefit or change torepparttar company. Power phrases can be used to describe achievements where you have:

1. Reduced costs of a specific process 2. Completed a major project on time 3. Lead a team of others in achieving a major goal 4. Introduced a personal initiative or idea implemented

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