Switching jobs to avoid the outsourcing threat

Written by Scott Brown


Certain industries outsource more than others. Changing industries may be a relatively easy way to take a step to combatrepparttar impact of outsourcing. It would probably help ifrepparttar 145664 industry youíre moving to is one where you can get entrenched by building up knowledge and/or contacts. For example,repparttar 145665 finance and investment banking industries have complex regulations which are constantly changing, so people knowledgeable in these areas tend to be in-demand and not likely to be outsourced.

Itís can also be helpful to get into a job which requires in-depth knowledge ofrepparttar 145666 employer itself. Outsourced workers tend to move around from company to company and because of this high turnover, they usually donít get to know any one company that well.

In addition torepparttar 145667 potential of finding a different industry to work in where specific industry and company knowledge can differentiate you from offshore competition, you may also be able to find an industry which provides more opportunity to work directly with clients than your current industry.

Consider moving into a field that is less susceptible to outsourcing

If youíre in a field where lots of jobs are being outsourced and you canít figure out a way to make yourself less susceptible through providing better customer service, working more closely with customers, or changing industries, then it may be time to think about changing careers. True, moving to a different field is easier said than done. But even if you do choose this route, you can probably leverage a lot of your current expertise inrepparttar 145668 new field. For example, if youíre in computer programming now, you could become a lawyer specializing in technology. Or if sales appeals to you, you could look at moving to a career selling things you have expertise in.

Cover Letter Warning: Watch Out For the BIG BAD WORD!

Written by Jimmy Sweeney


Dear Job-Seeker:

Just as Goldilocks was suspicious ofrepparttar big bad wolf, be wary ofrepparttar 145571 big bad word! You knowrepparttar 145572 kind. Pursuant. Heretofore. Credence and all their contagious cousins! Unless you keep your guard up, these little pests will infest your cover letters like termites in a wood pile! Don't let them.

Remember, employers are regular folks--just like you and me. They don't want to carry around a ten-pound dictionary in order to get through what should be a clear and concise cover letter. Decide today that you will communicate with your potential employer as though you were two friends sitting over a cup of coffee. Everyday language, a touch of humor, and specific details about what you can do forrepparttar 145573 company and why you'rerepparttar 145574 one forrepparttar 145575 job will take you further than any five-dollar word you heard on a national spelling bee!

Not only is such writing a waste of your time,repparttar 145576 result is totally ineffective. The hiring manager is likely to read one sentence, then tossrepparttar 145577 letter intorepparttar 145578 trash--your hopes and dreams with it.

Don't let that be your fate. Take charge of your cover letter now. Choose words anyone can recognize and understand and write in a friendly manner that will bring your unique personality torepparttar 145579 page.

Try this:

I am so impressed with your company. After visiting your web site and 'meeting' you and other employees through your profiles, I thought to myself, this isrepparttar 145580 company for me. I am a hard worker and I take pride in paying attention to details. Please give me an opportunity to talk with you about what I can bring to (company name) forrepparttar 145581 position of (namerepparttar 145582 job). I already have a list of ideas I'm eager to share with you. I look forward to hearing from you, and then meeting you in person.

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