Job search tips
Getting back to work
According to a Richmond Times-Dispatch article, you shouldn’t use your severance time as a time to take a break. “Some people make the mistake of saying, ‘Everybody’s going to be looking right away so I’ll wait until the end. I’ll take advantage of this time off,‘“ said Jane Snead, branch manager for Ajilon Professional Staffing. “You need to be getting your resumé out and networking.“
Surviving a layoff
This resource won’t get you a new job, but it can make the transition to a new job easier. After a layoff, people find new jobs, get additional training or change careers. The time involved in finding your next job may be a few days, weeks, or many months, and going through the process can be difficult. Knowing what can happen when you are laid off can help you avoid some of the problems that other people have faced when they lost their jobs.
Improving your resumé
If you haven’t polished your resumé in a while, it’s time to update it with information to help you get job interviews. These articles offer common sense advice for improving your resumé (and getting you more job interviews).
Writing a better cover letter
The cover letter (or e-mail) is your chance to share the most impressive highlights from your resumé and grab the employer’s attention.
Acing your interview
Interviews can be stressful if you’re not properly prepared. These tips will help you take control of the interview and make you more confident.