It may feel as if it is an impossible goal to find a job during a recession however this isn’t true as there are people who have been able to find work in record time compared to what the news may report. It depends on the industry and how focused a person’s job hunting skills are along with how often they search and apply for work.
1. Concentrate on an industry as there are some industries that are growing and doing better compared to other industries. Several of the top industries that are doing well are the healthcare, food service, education, and government sectors. If the job seeker is in an industry that isn’t doing well then look into using those same skills in a different industry such as public relations for the healthcare industry. It will take flexibility and creativity from the job seeker to look into changing the way they search.
2. Turn yourself into a brand by rebranding yourself through jotting down your best skills. Come up with a new slant to market yourself such as your passions. For example, your job may have been technical but do you have a creative passion? Use this to your best advantage. Look into blending your skills and passions together to create a new brand for yourself as this will help to give you a new slant in the job market.
3. Use all avenues of job hunting tools and avoid relying on just one or two ways of searching for work. In this day and age of the internet, take a look into using social media as a way to find work. Network through sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to communicate with headhunters, corporations, and recruitment agencies.