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5 Excellent Ways For Bouncing Back After A Layoff

Getting laid off from your job, whether due to a mass layoff or a lack of fit in the company's future plans, can be a surprise, even if you knew it was coming.

It can be emotionally and financially challenging for you.

Although being laid off may seem like the worst thing, it can also provide an opportunity for a new beginning.

Here are 5 excellent ways that can assist you in making a fresh start after a layoff.

Update Your Resume and Portfolio

Staying updated with your skills, experiences, and projects is important as a professional. One fundamental way to do this is by updating your resume regularly.

Did you know that over 33% of employers decide on a candidate within the first 90 seconds of looking at their resume? That's why it's crucial to keep your resume up to date. Adding new skills and experiences shows that you can learn and grow and increase your chances of standing out from the competition.

So, whether you're actively job searching or just keeping your options open, take the time to update your resume now and stay ahead of the game.


Consider hiring a Job Search Strategist.

If you're searching for a new job, you're likely spending a lot of time updating your resume, portfolio, and online presence. But have you ever considered hiring a Job Search Strategist to work with you one-on-one? This investment may seem daunting at first, but the payoff, in the long run, is undeniable.

Research shows that job seekers who work with a career coach are three times more likely to find a job than those who don't.

A Job Search Strategist can bring a fresh perspective and expert advice to your job search, helping you stand out in a crowded market.

Network, Network, Network

As a professional in your field, staying connected and up-to-date on the latest industry trends and opportunities is essential. Networking is one of the most effective ways to accomplish this task. Attending industry events and conferences allows you to meet with like-minded professionals and potentially make valuable connections.

Similarly, social media platforms such as LinkedIn are helpful tools for staying in touch with potential employers and expanding your professional network.

Studies have shown that over 80% of job openings are never advertised and are instead filled through networking.

So why not take advantage of every opportunity to connect with others in your industry? You never know where your next job opportunity may come from!

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Get Training or Certifications

Changing careers is common for many professionals. Whether you're looking to switch things up for a more fulfilling job or seeking better compensation, now is the perfect time to add new skills to your skill set.

Thanks to the availability of many online courses, you can gain the necessary training or certifications from the comfort of your home without breaking the bank. Not only that, but many companies are willing to invest in their employees by paying for their training.

With all the available resources, there's no excuse not to upskill yourself in your desired field. As an expert and professional in your industry, you owe it to yourself to stay relevant and ahead of the game.

Consider freelance work or entrepreneurship.

The rise of the gig economy has opened up many opportunities for those looking for work that doesn't necessarily fit into the traditional full-time mold. Whether you're a writer, designer, or programmer, there are plenty of opportunities for freelancers with various skill sets. But if freelancing isn't your thing, don't worry!

Now is the perfect time to start your own business. With a wealth of available resources and tools, including incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces, there has never been a better time to turn your passion into a profitable business.

So if you're ready to leap into entrepreneurship, don't wait any longer - the benefits await you!

Stay positive!

Looking for a job can feel like an uphill battle, especially after being laid off. But don't worry. You're not alone.

According to recent statistics, over 36 million people have lost their jobs due to the pandemic alone. It's easy to let rejection get to you, but remember it's not personal. Even the most successful professionals have been turned down for jobs before. It's all part of the process.

Keep that upbeat attitude and stay friendly with potential employers. Your perseverance will pay off when you finally land that dream job. Don't give up. You've got this!

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🔴 Ilene Rein is an Executive Recruiter and Job Search Strategist. She teaches job seekers exactly how to market themselves with laser precision to employers using inside secrets from the view of the Recruiter exponentially increasing their chances of getting noticed and hired rapidly!


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My clients are getting hired in 3-8 weeks in their dream jobs after searching on their own for 9-12 months!

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