Faced with a highly fluctuating economy, job layoffs are becoming more prevalent and many finance professionals who are normally working, suddenly find themselves without a job. Unfortunately, hard workers are becoming a product of economic conditions. However, you should not feel defeated. You are a desirable candidate for another company. In a recent Forbes article, Margie Warrell reminds us to bounce back, begin the job hunt, and find that other company:
1. Focus on Your Future
It is important to keep your head up and focus your energies towards your future. With this is mind, budget your money, create a to-do list, and figure out what you want for your future. Maybe you’ve always wanted to take a class to refine your accounting skills or maybe you’ve always wanted to switch careers? This is the perfect opportunity to do so.
2. Use Your Network
Over the years you have developed a network of professionals. Be proactive. This is the perfect time to reach out to them and ask for introductions to people that can assist you in finding a new job. Since some jobs openings are not publicized, “word of mouth” is a great way to make new connections and use the resources you have available to you.
3. Know That Finding a Job is a Job
Once you have taken a few days to yourself, it is important to create a plan in finding a new job. Define practical steps to reach your goal, such as updating your resume, calling your connections, signing up for job sites (i.e OneWire), and attending networking events. Just as you do in a workplace, it is beneficial to organize your day with the end goal of interviewing and finding a new job.
Use these steps as a guide in your job search. Best of luck in your job hunt!