How to Stay Relevant Throughout the Recession
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With unemployment rising to 7.8%, the number of mid to senior level managers
and professionals looking for perceived ‘stop-gap’ jobs has also increased.
Whilst taking an unchallenging position you thought you’d never do again in your
The ONS published a report last month with figures showing that it is the
shortcomings of business services are the main driver of the downturn and the
financial services market shrinking further in Q2 compared to Q1. These negative
motions are reflected in the unemployment count amongst mid to senior level
professionals within these industries. Business investment has continued to
slow, representing poor business confidence, resulting in a further freeze in
recruitment initiatives until there is serious evidence of markets’ continued
That stop-gap job is a must have if you want to keep afloat financially, but if
you want to come out on top at the end of the recession you must always keep
yourself ahead of your peers. You need to make sure you’re doing that little bit
extra to give you an edge that will set you apart once the economy settles and
HR departments start recruiting once more.
Why not volunteer for a local charity on the side? For example, if you are an
accountant offer to do the books for a local cause which will keep you ticking
over and show a future employer that you’re passionate about your career and
haven’t become disenfranchised within your own market. Whilst you may remain
unchallenged the benefits of volunteering will leave you a boost from doing
something worthwhile as well as leaving you without a gap on your CV and plenty
to talk about in an interview.
If you are struggling with your job search and are beginning to feel alienated
from the job market career coaching and career management services can give you
the confidence and support you need. Career Management consultants, provide each
of their clients with a Project Manager who provides guidance to ensure they are
on the right track and taking relevant routes to market.
About the Author
Personal Career Solutions have been operating in the career
outplacement field for over a decade and can provide professional input
into your career to make sure you are on the right
road. To meet with a consultant for a free, no obligation appraisal
or call 0844 880 6690 to speak to a representative.
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2009-10-30 12:44:53 in Personal Articles