Did you know that around eighty percent of jobs are attained through some form of networking? The positives of using online resources for self promotion is worth noting as employees facing job loss can use networking as a key tool.
While job loss or redundancy is never an ideal situation, it is worth using it as an opportunity to take steps to minimise the negative aspects and find a new career. To approach the job search proactively and create positive results, the career tools available online are the ideal solution.
Your Personal Brand
It is understandable that those who have been made redundant suffer from a lack of confidence. You need to remain as positive as possible and market yourself proactively, in order to achieve the results you want in your job search. When looking for a new career, motivation is the most important thing to maintain; this is achievable with the advice and help available online. You are a personal brand, which needs to be sold to as many people as possible. To reach a much broader audience and you should try to contact new and relevant people daily, which is possible through online networking. You will be surprised with the results that are gained through using sites such as Twitter, Facebook and particularly LinkedIn, for networking. It’s not just the online world that you need to concentrate on; try contacting the people you know offline too. Securing job leads is made easy, when you contact your family and friends, because this way you’re using their contacts, to gain your own.
Protect Yourself on the Internet
For all its usefulness, the Internet can also work against you. Human resources and employers can also use Google to search potential employees, to gain an insight into their person and suitability. The way to deal with this? By making sure that any information about you which is publically available, whether on Facebook, Twitter or other websites, is appropriate for your personal brand. It is also important to seek employment and redundancy advice online for help with job openings, CV editing and training opportunities.
New Approach, Different Results
It might be time to try something new, if you have not been having much luck with your job search and it doesn’t seem to be generating any feedback or results. As with any challenge, there will be highs and lows, but there are many ways to tackle this daunting time. It is important to keep busy by taking on a part-time job, to keep money coming in, or other activities, such as volunteering. Aswell as adding another dimension to your CV, you are still actively making contacts and widening your chance to secure a new career through your latest connections.