In a business environment where uncertainly continues to impact strategic options, including hiring, and new technology and performance expectations have significantly altered the hiring process, managers and executives must be job-search ready in the event of a sudden termination or layoff.
Here are three steps you should take:
- Keep your resume up to date. Be sure it reflects your current employer, title, the scope of responsibility as well as your signature accomplishments supported by metrics
- The resume that you must use today is, in many ways, different from the document we used just five years ago. Learn about Applicant Tracking Systems, algorithms, and keywords. Develop a basic document that is compatible with today’s technology.
- Master this critical question: Why should we hire you? This is all about communicating your value. Hit a home run with your answer and you have a significantly better chance of beating your competition.
If you have questions, you can reach me at John@JohnGSelf.Com.
More concrete steps tomorrow.