You have recently been terminated from your fob due to downsizing or restructuring. With the current state of the economy, job loss is not an uncommon occurrence in today’s market. However, the good news is that there are several ways to search for jobs and here are a few-tips that can help get you back on the road to gainful employment.
One of the best resources for locating a variety of jobs is through recruiters at staffing agencies. The process of aligning yourself with a recruiter is fairly simple. You contact the agency and set up an appointment for a time and date that you can go in and register with the agency. During this conversation, the representative will ask you some general questions. The list of questions normally includes what type of employment are you seeking (temporary/permanent), and what kind of salary expectations you have as well. At the end of the phone conversation, they will let you know what pieces of information you need to bring the day of the appointment (i.e. resume copy, picture ID, social security card etc). It is important that you approach this meeting in same manner that you would an interview. Arrive at the meeting a little early if possible and your attire should be business professional. This meeting provides the recruiter with some insight on what type of person you are and dressing the part will definitely earn you points. During the discussion, the recruiter will review your employment background and inquire about the reason(s) you are looking for work and what type of opportunities you maybe open to along with salary expectations as well. The key here is to be honest about what you are looking for so the recruiter can zero in on the kinds of opportunities to look for in their search. The entire process usually takes about 45 minutes. At the end of the meeting, the recruiter will normally ask if you have any other questions and will provide you with a business card providing their contact information. If you don’t hear back from the recruiter within a week or so, continue to follow up at least once a week for a status update.
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