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|September 24, 2008|
Bloggers and career experts jump on the crisis on Wall Street to offer great pieces of job-search advice for all job-seekers.
Let’s be upfront — the job market has been bad for many months and employers have been laying off workers in much greater numbers than they have been hiring for all of this year — but it took the recent Wall Street meltdown to push more career bloggers to take action to help job-seekers.
For example, our friend of QuintCareers, Lindsey Pollak, an author and career expert on Gen Y and recent college grads, started a blog post titled, “A collection of the best career advice for Lehman and Merrill employees (and anyone else worried your job on Wall Street)” — and encouraged other career experts to add their advice. The result is a nice collection of tips for people who have lost their jobs or are concerned they may soon lose their jobs. Read all the current advice and tips now.
Then there is a workplace blogger — Anita Bruzzese — who posted a blog entry titled, “How to Survive When Your Company’s Ship Sinks. Read her tips now.
Of course, our advice is already published on QuintCareers. We believe in any job market, folks should be tracking accomplishments, keeping a current resume, actively networking (staying in touch with contacts), and building your personal brand. In a weaker economy, you should take those actions up at least a notch while building your value within the organization.
To reinforce this advice… here are two great sources of more information on QuintCareers.com, depending on your situation:
- If you are employed but feel a wave of layoffs and downsizing is near, use our tutorial as a guide: Rebounding After a Layoff Tutorial.
- If you feel your employer is fairly secure, but you still want to take some actions to protect yourself, read our article, Seven Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Career.
Just a final note as we continue our 2008 tour through Washington state… we see the effects of the weak economy and the daily struggle of many people — workers and people laid off from their jobs. The struggle is real and our hope is that our elected politicians will come together — not to bail out Wall Street, but to bail out the American people… and American economy.
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- QuintZine: A Career and Job-Hunting Newsletter
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- Q&A with Career & College Experts
- The Career Doctor Career Advice Column
- College, Career, and Job-Related Articles
- Career and Job-Related Tutorials