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Global Platinum was recently asked for advice about finding work during a re
The Managing Director of Global Platinum was recently asked for advice about finding work during a recession. The question that first needed to be answered was; how does job hunting differ during a recession?
Fear of losing one’s job is a deep and powerful emotion, even more so for those who have families to support. Some prey on that fear for their own advantage: the media to get ratings, politicians to get votes. So the first lesson for those concerned about their jobs is this: Just because the media says something, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true! An equally usable datum is: Even if the media says something over and over, it still doesn’t necessarily make it true! The never-ending doom and gloom in the media can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. If enough companies stop hiring and begin laying off workers out of fear of a recession, their actions make the recession more likely. Similarly, if you believe you will have a hard time finding a job because of the economy, you will. Why? Because you can’t fix something you feel you don’t have control over. So what is someone in need of work to do? Managing Director at Global Platinum suggests the first and most important step is to stop thinking like a victim (if you have been) and realize that no matter how bad things seem, no matter how bad the media says things are, there are actions you can take right here, right now to increase your chances of finding work.
At Global Platinum these are steps we believe will help you in your quest for work:
Proofread Your Resume
Actually, have someone else proofread it. Even better, have many people proofread it—you’d be surprised what one person will find that everyone else missed! While it is important to have a flawless resume in even the best economic times, it is absolutely essential having zero defects in your resume if times are tough and you are competing against multiple applicants for one position. You will be judged based on the quality of your resume and will be rejected if defects are found. And please note the use of the word “defects” instead of “typos.” Hiring managers look for not only the absence of spelling errors, but also the application of good human factors (to aid readability)
Global Platinum also suggest that you Show How You Match the Job Requirements The next effective tactic you can adopt is to show how you match what a hiring company is looking for—or what it thinks it is looking for.
Global Platinum tells us to Be Proactive
If your idea of finding work is to post your resume on Monster.com or to email it to just a few companies, you’re in for a rude awakening. That is not finding work: it is sitting around waiting for work to find you. Being proactive (finding work rather than waiting for it to find you) is a good idea in the best of times, and indispensable when times are tough. So what can you do other than emailing your resume to numerous agencies: Make a list of all the companies for which you applied to, go to their website, contact them directly. Or even call them asking if they received your application.
Global Platinum Managing Director adds the most important thing is to never give up tough times don’t last tough people do, and through perseverance you will get the interview and in turn you will find the opportunity that’s right for you.
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Global Platinum ltd was established to service an identified gap in the market for quality face to face customer acquisition teams in the UK & Europe. With access to every major city across the UK and Ireland we provide our clients with both; niche and mass market penetration which puts us in a powerful position in the marketplace.
Based in Bournemouth Global Platinum works alongside international companies, in various industries ranging from; construction, cosmetics, digital TV, telecom, financial services and even non profit organisations. Demand has soared due to previous results which we have produced for our existing clients, as our reputation and client base spreads in the UK and other European countries through the success we have had working alongside our leading client “Talk Talk” Britain’s fastest growing phone and broadband specialist, we are excited and ready to see even more growth in 2012.