Facing Redundancy Head-on Usually there are tell-tale signs leading up to a redundancy. You may feel like you are no longer being trusted or given the responsibilities that you had come to expect. You may feel that your work is being looked at more carefully, or catch comments about your role that seem odd or [...]
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If you don’t work with a career counsellor or coach, make sure that you have a great resume which demonstrates your achievements and why you are the perfect person for that particular job. This means adapting your resume and cover letter every time you apply for a new job, so it is targetting that precise job. The scattergun approach – sending the same resume and letter to everyone – just doesn’t work.
It’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure that you don’t end your career in the same place you started it. Whatever direction you choose to go, insist that there are future opportunities available; whether it’s advancing with the specific company, or making connections with people who could refer you to other businesses or locations, always be on the look-out for various positions and promotions as well as possibilities for networking.
What are you doing to prepare yourself for a job search? Don’t wait until you absolutely have to get a new job! Start your preparation now to give yourself the best chance of a successful job search.
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LinkedIn is a great social media tool to help mature workers in managing their careers. Thousands of career changers around the world have benefitted from the career opportunities available through LinkedIn. If you are not on LinkedIn yet, now is the best time to join the site and benefit from its features. The power of [...]
In my many years as a career practitioner, during which I’ve coached people with different attitudes, different career goals and different views on career success, I have noticed a common pattern among the behaviours of those who were able to attain a successful career. Let me share them with you: You need to have clarity [...]
As a mature worker, looking for work can be a pain, especially if you haven’t got a clear career goal in mind. A goal is important as it will define your success.. .or failure. Creating clear and realistic career goals is often neglected by people. Having clearly defined goals is an important ingredient in achieving [...]