How to get back into the Job Market
The best way to get a job when no one is hiring is to remember that there is always room for someone who is energetic, driven and has a resume that shows you would be an asset to their employer. Make sure that you stay positive during the entire process, it really shows.
The problem is that when you suddenly find yourself without a job it can be tough to deal both with the emotional shock and hit the ground running to find another job as quickly as possible. This is where your previous networking skills as well as an updated resume come into play. You can immediately start looking and contacting people letting them know that you are looking for a job change (think networking & LinkedIn).
Its important to really dig in and start to utilize all your resources when you find yourself in this situation. The longer that you find yourself unemployed the harder it can seem to find another job. The entire process of searching for a job can start to feel very overwhelming and gloomy as the days, weeks, and months go by. When you find yourself out of work, start to really look for another job immediately. It’s a good idea to always keep your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile up to date and current for this exact reason.
It’s also important to remember that you have a proven record of success and you have been in the business world for several years. This immediately places you ahead of many candidates that are recent graduates with no real-world experience.
The most popular misconception when the economy is less than outstanding is that no one is hiring. It’salmost never the case that no one is hiring. What is true is that companies tend to streamline when times are tough and while they may not officially be hiring, there is always room for someone with a proven track record. Most job seekers are fully aware that it’s easier to get another job when you already have one and that is never truer than when the economy is down.