Career Tips for a Bad Economy

March 3, 2009

Company layoffs at big corporations like Ford, Dell, and IBM are making the news these days but as many of you are aware the bad economy is affecting companies both big and small. With so much stress building around the country over the fear of losing jobs we decided to take a look at some career moves you can make to help prepare for a potential job loss and find a job if you are laid off.

The first thing we talked about was how building your personal brand can make it easier to get a job.

“The goal of personal branding is to communicate your experience and build trust in your abilities and expertise so that when a hiring manager has to make a decision of which candidate to choose, you’re the obvious choice”

We followed up by reviewing some of the technologies available to help you build an online resume and find job referrals based on your expertise.

There are times when your current job or industry isn’t the best place for you to be working so the next topic talked about how you can get a degree or get additional education such as certifications or licenses to make you more competitive in the job search.

When you’re in between jobs and still need to make money, you can always try out a freelance job, we cover places you can go to find freelancing work. Last but not least, check out this post on how to prepare for a layoff financially.


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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