The company is not going well, the numbers do not add up and one day the boss calls us into his office. Not sorry enough but you have to cut costs, make a personal adjustment … In just a few minutes our life has taken a turn and we are ‘right out in the street’, unemployed. This situation, with their logical variants was repeated 990,327 times in the last twelve months (the number of people who have lost their jobs) November according to data from the Ministry of Labor and Immigration.
The first reaction is nothing more than job loss is often a mixture of helplessness, anger, sadness, and of course anxiety and uncertainty. The degree of each emotion depend on personal circumstances and economic obligations, but what not to do is let those feelings dominate us. Being unemployed is not the ideal situation, but neither is the end of the world. Who does not have an acquaintance who remain unemployed has changed her life (at best, of course)?
Good and bad is that unemployment is not much time off work. If you know you can use this period of unemployment turn out to be even beneficial from a professional point of view or personal development. The trick is not to sink and fill the space with useful activities to help us return to the labor market, refocus your career, exercise our minds ...
The possibilities are endless, but before we get deep into each, a tip: combating unemployment in the spirit, not indulge nor apathy and boredom, nothing better than getting up to an hour following prudential , care for our looks as if we were to go to the office and take us each day as a new challenge.
What is the first thing to make a stand? Search jobs. This is the most logical answer and repeated. Some people choose to be a ‘tribute’ a few weeks or even a whole month of calm, but sooner or later, everyone had just attempted to return to the labor market.
Job hunting can be considered a job in itself and in fact most experts recommend taking the task seriously and to design the day as if we were still active. That is, forget about being at home in their pajamas and out into the street. New technology has multiplied the sources to find work, although the first option is still the official one. The Government has recently launched Redtrabaj @, the new portal of the Public Employment System (SSSS), which brings together job offers and tips for success in our search.
Another alternative are the periodic classical role and announcements section. It is best not even have to buy them, just go to a library and target the ads that interest us.
But is the internet where you actually multiply the options and even on the Net there are portals that can be considered ‘classics’. Infojobs, Infoempleo, Monster, laboris, Michael Page, or Work Oficinaempleo are some of the most visited networks. Some rooms also include jobs (which is what this is) have items that help focus the search and career, and other networking tools.
Finally, employment agencies or ETT is a must for those who need to find a job immediately. The most important in Spain are Adecco, Randstad and Manpower, although you can access the full list through the Ministry of Labor (click here).
It could be included within the formulas to find work, but not all the networking have to be exclusively focused on the workplace. One of the most common advice for people who lose their job is to squeeze your friends to bring a new opportunity but there is no reason to do so immediately to avoid “burning” all ships and ensure that those who come forward to help him make ‘from truth ‘.
Internet has also changed the way to network and once again added alternatives to the traditional fairs, congresses, meetings of entrepreneurs and talks. Every day there are hundreds of events that you can go to expand our network but can be exhausting or even impossible to go to all (especially considering that many did not even take place in our place of residence, the costs this implies). Locate these events is not always easy.
Some ways to do this is through the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE) and its regional organizations and business associations (to access a listing by region click here) or the Chambers of Commerce, and less’ official ‘pages Iniciador.com, LastThursday, Beers & Blogs, Opencoffeeclub, Coffee and Finance Loogic, Networking Eventosfera Active or, to give some examples.
In addition, the famous social networks are the ideal environment for networking and expanding contacts. In this case we do not mean Facebook or Tuenti both more focused on friends, but LinkedIn or Xing specifically for the professional world. Here we also find events of affinity groups and make new contacts with industry professionals and even ask our advice if we are to turn around our careers.
Indeed if we want to change sectors or make a tour of our career is nothing better than to promote training and do a specialized course or master’s degree. The training always grows in times of crisis and unemployment may be the perfect excuse to return to the classroom.
According to a recent study by Randstad, 67% of unemployed people improve their qualifications arises as how to deal with the crisis and boost competitiveness. The SPES is a good starting point for back to school, because it has plenty to offer in terms of training courses with varying degrees of complexity and, above all, depth to which each topic addressed. The problem arises when we find jobs while pursuing one of these programs. Moreover, this type of training need not serve our purpose for that is very free.
In this sense, if we want to refocus our business one course of Inem can be a good starting point, but probably need something more. This is where we must consider other payment options. The MBA is a good example of master as a gateway to a specific sector, in this case by the management. Fortunately not all courses are as expensive as the MBA and there are alternatives even for a pocket of unemployment.
In addition, until 16 November, the unemployed between 25 and 40 years can access official masters scholarships for free. In any event, to promote training always pays off long-term unemployment and even perhaps make us more cautious with our spending, it is a safe investment.
It remains to decide the type of course that we take and for that, intellectually curious aside, it is best to look at two things: how to complement our training and skills and what professional opportunities offered by that particular industry. In this regard, to search for jobs more defendants may seek reports as the Professional Adecco Most searched 2009 Developed by the temporary employment business. In the area of the multinational sales and marketing specialists identified as the most successful sales, while Java programmers and SAP consultants excel in the field of information technology. Pediatricians and project managers are the most sought biotechnology in medicine and science, while in finance and legal matters are the drivers and bankruptcy lawyers. Finally, aeronautical engineers still have no trouble finding work.
For its part, the business school describes the most wanted as a professional engineer with knowledge of languages. In general, languages and office are always good options when seeking training courses and programs with a technical background that fits in the shift toward a more productive model for the World economy.
And now, more skills and open mind can change your life. Be prepeare to change your cereer path – work something else than used to do. You didn’t go to school to work only that you study – you educate yourself to work on market, to be smarter. Be smart – be positive and be yourself !!!
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