Job In Jeopardy? 5 Things You Can Do, Now

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If the writing on the proverbial wall indicates your current position is in jeopardy, then sitting still and doing nothing is generally the best way to invite job-loss anxiety into your future.

Examples that threaten job security include:

1. Your company is in divestiture mode and/or may be acquired by another company where someone holds a similar, or the same, role as you do. In this case, your position may be considered redundant, and if you are unable to find another need to fill, you could be the next employee out the exit door.

2. Your industry is on the decline. As in the case of the newspaper industry, where the explosion of the Internet and a completely new definition of ‘free press’ upended an industry, other industries often find themselves outcompeted and displaced by innovation and technology. When this happens, positions are cut. Will yours be next on the chopping block?

3. Your performance is on the decline. If you have done everything you can to ensure a positive performance review and maintain optimum job productivity, yet you’re still unable to meet productivity expectations, you may want to get your career house in order. Whether it’s just not the job fit for you or the corporate culture is hampering your ability to perform as you know you can elsewhere, consider the possibility that your job at this company may be in jeopardy.

So, what are a few things you can do, today, to begin empowering yourself and infusing your career with hope and possibility for the future?

1. Talk to a mentor or friend (or even hire a career strategist) who is not only trustworthy, but who also understands the job market. Begin addressing your feelings and coagulating your thoughts with someone who can help you sort through next steps.

Continue reading here: “Think You Might Lose Your Job? Here Are 5 Things to Do Today.

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Copyright: Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, President, CareerTrend.net

I am one of only 50 master resume writers and have crafted more than 1,500 career stories that drive game-changing results. My bachelor’s degree in writing/journalism allows me to apply a journalist’s eye to your career.

Quell Job Loss Anxiety With 5 Empowering Tips

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If the writing on the proverbial wall indicates your current position is in jeopardy, then sitting still and doing nothing is generally the best way to invite job-loss anxiety into your future.

Examples that threaten job security include:

1. Your company is in divestiture mode and/or may be acquired by another company where someone holds a similar, or the same, role as you do. In this case, your position may be considered redundant, and if you are unable to find another need to fill, you could be the next employee out the exit door.

2. Your industry is on the decline. As in the case of the newspaper industry, where the explosion of the Internet and a completely new definition of ‘free press’ upended an industry, other industries often find themselves outcompeted and displaced by innovation and technology. When this happens, positions are cut. Will yours be next on the chopping block?

3. Your performance is on the decline. If you have done everything you can to ensure a positive performance review and maintain optimum job productivity, yet you’re still unable to meet productivity expectations, you may want to get your career house in order. Whether it’s just not the job fit for you or the corporate culture is hampering your ability to perform as you know you can elsewhere, consider the possibility that your job at this company may be in jeopardy.

Read my latest post at Glassdoor to learn a few things you can do, today, to begin empowering yourself and infusing your career with hope and possibility: Think You Might Lose Your Job? Here Are 5 Things to Do Today.

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Copyright: Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, President, CareerTrend.net

I am one of only 50 master resume writers and have crafted more than 1,500 career stories that drive game-changing results. My bachelor’s degree in writing/journalism allows me to apply a journalist’s eye to your career.

How to look into the reader’s eye when writing your resume

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Does Your Resume Make a Human Connection?

Mr. Peters’ inspiration spark is one that executives should learn from to ignite their own executive career communications – more specifically, their resumes.

Only by getting into the skin of your audience, can you evoke a more connected response. You can view Tom Peters’ pithy blog on this subject, here: Working the Room.

To emulate Peters further, executive careerists must understand how he tailors his speeches (Mr. Peters never does the same speech twice). He does this through several steps, but perhaps most importantly by inhaling “any information whatsoever.”

For example, he requested and thumbed through various industry specific magazines in prep for a speech in front of group of home builders.

More formally, he conference calls every client before presenting to inquire, “What three things would you like me to have had said … . ?”

He also asks what a win looks like.

While the purpose of unearthing this wish list isn’t to be their shill, he explains, the research,”does give incredible guidelines.” You can view Peters’ full post on the topic, here: Tailoring Speeches.

Similarly, when writing your executive resume, you have every opportunity, through a deep web of information, through your LinkedIn connections (e.g., by reaching  out to someone at the company you are targeting and asking what a winning candidate looks like) and through various other resources, to cull the needs and profile of your specific audience.

In other words, put a face to your reader; then, individualize your strategic message to that person instead of writing to an audience of thousands.

Peters also has materials from 30 years of speaking that he taps into – enabling him to be consistent and constructive in his presentations. As well, most executives have stockpiled within their memory banks, a plethora of material from which to tailor a message to an audience hungry for the human voice – who want to be convinced you will be a hiring win.

[This post originally published on LinkedIn.]

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Copyright: Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, President, CareerTrend.net

I am one of only 50 master resume writers and have crafted more than 1,500 career stories that drive game-changing results. My bachelor’s degree in writing/journalism allows me to apply a journalist’s eye to your career.

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