Being laid off out of the blue is a horrible experience to go through. Worrying that you might be laid off soon is even worse, due to the mounting dread. Learning that your position is redundant, that you’ve to start a job search from scratch after one of the worst ordeals any professional could go through, is a nightmare come true. But there are certain measures — at various stages — you can take to make yourself less vulnerable after a sudden lay-off, and to reduce the time you’re out of a job.
It’s probably fair to say that writing cover letters is not a popular task among job seekers. Preparing one can seem awkward: it is essentially a letter, containing your personal details in a conversational style, meant to be read by a complete stranger. But it also serves as an excellent opportunity to sell your skills … Read moreWhy Cover Letters Still Matter — And 3 Ways to Make Yours Better
Early on in their careers, almost all new graduates find themselves on common ground. They want to gain admittance to a lucrative industry where they have little or no connections, and if the job search is getting prolonged, the desperation builds and their willingness to get their foot in the door of any industry rises. … Read moreHow to Avoid 3 Common Resume Mistakes