07 Jan

10 New Year Tips for people making a job/career change ---

Hello everyone, and a very Happy New Year to you all! When standing in cow sh*t, be sure you’re wearing the right boots. 😀 Granddaughter Presley showing how it’s done. 

But seriously, in the past month, I've noticed a significant increase in calls from individuals seeking employment, many of whom have recently faced layoffs. This trend seems particularly pronounced among older workers and those impacted by the recent job cuts in various sectors due to AI advancements.

In light of this, I feel it's crucial to share some updated information, practical advice, and valuable resources that might help those affected navigate these challenging times.

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1. Embrace Change and Adaptability: Change is inevitable. Embrace it. Whether it's pivoting industries or roles, staying adaptable is key. Remember, every end is a new beginning.

2. Networking is Crucial: Your network is your net worth. Connect with professionals in your field, attend industry events, and don't hesitate to reach out for advice or mentorship. These connections often open doors to unexpected opportunities.

3. Polish Your Personal Brand: In today's digital world, your online presence is your resume. Keep your LinkedIn updated, engage with industry content, and showcase your skills and achievements.

4. Stay Positive and Persistent: Job hunting can be daunting, but persistence pays off. Every application, every interview is a step closer to your goal. Stay positive and keep pushing forward.

5. Learn Continuously: The job market is constantly evolving. Stay relevant by upskilling or reskilling. Online courses, workshops, and certifications can significantly enhance your employability.

6. Prepare Thoroughly for Interviews: Research the company, understand the role, and prepare your answers. But also, prepare questions for them – it shows your interest and understanding of the position.

7. Remember Your Worth: You bring unique skills and experiences to the table. Don't undersell yourself. Know your worth and negotiate your terms confidently.

8. Mindset Matters: A positive mindset is your greatest ally. Believe in yourself, your capabilities, and that the right opportunity is waiting for you.

9. Use Rejection as Fuel: Every 'no' leads you closer to the 'yes' that matters. Learn from rejections and use them to refine your approach.

10. Seek Balance: While career is important, so is your well-being. Ensure you're finding time for yourself, family, and hobbies. A well-rounded life is a fulfilled one.

Kim Urban Marcy Cartmill Scott Kegerreis Brianna Derrera

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