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01/27/09
Mid-career. Steps in career turning points
Filed under: Position Searching, Public Relations docs, Networking, First Year on Job, Recruiters, Mature professionals, Post-docs, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 7:42 pm

Elizabeth Garone authored a timely article
about what to do if your firm is showing
signs of tough times.

Each of her points are strong.
a.  Trust your gut and don’t delay.  It’s
never too early to start sending out
feelers.
b.  Prepare, have reviewed your public
relations documents.  It is preferred to
look for a while you have a job.

Interestingly, Ms. Garone suggest not using
an objective.  To this, I propose using
a qualification statement.

c.  Hire a professional to review the
resume.

Consider broadening a review.  (1)
Learn about the company’s lay-off
history concerning outplacement services.
Do they provide outplacement services.
(2)  Seek the services of professional
societies.  ACS offers career
consultants with an incredible
range and depth of backgrounds
who can offer insight and strategies.
(3) Finally, it is a often worth to contact
recruiters who have a finger on the
pulse in your field.  Have a conversation
specifying that you wish this to remain
confidential.

d.  Network, research.

e.  Actions to do if you don’t leave.

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