Find a Job During a Recession
As if you need reminding, these are turbulent times for anyone in the jobs market. You have to be a hermit not to see that there are no safe jobs
anymore in the world. The natural compunction is to hang in at your present job at all costs and hope to ride out the recession without losing your job.
But Jerimah Reading, a fellow at the European Institute of Human resources believes that the time to secure your future with a career change may be
"Because of the recession the competition for jobs is slow, so now is the time move in a forceful way to secure your future" says Jerimah. "Now is not
the time to sit on your laurels and blame the recession. I believe in these times there are great opportunities that are not there normally - you just have
to force yourself a little harder".
If your are looking for a change of career and perhaps taking advantage of the slow economy, consider these expert tips.
Research the Industry - Take a closer look at the industry that you are seeking employment in. What are the shifts in trends and demographics? At
telcojobs, for telecom related jobs we notice a shift towards VOIP engineering skills as technologies like Skype are experiencing growth in the market.
Some of the big jobs boards have data on monthly occupational job growth and trends. Learn all you can about the possible shifts in the industry to get
Tone up your career skills - "Do not give an employer the opportunity to pass you up because you lack some basic knowledge" says Martin
Mansreagh, fellow at the London institute of economics. "It is important to learn the basics of the industry you are interested in". Most office jobs
require at least a good knowledge of Microsoft office.
In the Telecoms industry, basic understanding of protocols like SS7, VOIP, and industry call flows should be learnt. You don't need an in-depth
knowledge of these unless the job specifies it - just a basic overview to show you are aware what they are.
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