Re - invent yourself in the job market

United States
August 23, 2009 11:18am CST
Within the recession time, many people lost their jobs. Even though they keep on searching, it might not be that easy to get one, due to the fact they might lack of experience on specific area. If you can re - invent yourself that something might related to your past job experience, you might have better chance. For instance, if you are a construction worker before, you might have a better chance to get hired if the government approves the massive installation of solar - powered generator on the streetlights and other household appliances. If you don't have experience at all. Go get some. You can participate the volunteer work of many internships program. Then you can garner your experience from there. So, don't give it up yet. You can always survive if you find a good direction.
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@Angelgirl16 (2177)
• United States
23 Aug 09
I am one of the lucky ones who didn't lose her job, but I have many friends and co-workers that did. I am hoping that some of them will be recalled to teach. However, you have a great suggestion of reinventing oneself, just incase they cannot find anything in their current career area. This is a very difficult task, however, especially if you have to go back to school or a major training program when you need to find work immediately for survival. The job market offering good paying jobs are really limited right now. One may have to take a job beneath his or her qualifications, but keep trying to get back up the ladder of success.
• United States
24 Aug 09
It might be a good idea going back to school for new training skill. It might add something to your resume. Try to get more knowledge on somewhere you can put yourself hands - on. It might help you a lot.
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
23 Aug 09
That's a good idea but very hard to implement, I've been looking since October, My resume is even dumbed down for less skilled jobs! But they are demanding more knowledge for less pay now a days! (The Greed factor is still alive and well) I do construction and it has picked up a lot over the last few weeks on the major search engines, and so has manufacturing, this is a good sign! Your example of going green is something I've been involved in and they are still asking for a lot of experience, which makes it tough for such a new field! I install assembly lines and this is also picking up. But my resume is my resume and it tells a story so it's hard to reinvent it when it's there in black and white! tdemex
• United States
24 Aug 09
I don't know much about it. But if you are willing to put yourself out there, and willing to learn new stuff, you might still get the hiring.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
24 Aug 09
Yes I agree now a days you should learn new skills to be marketable or to find other jobs that you don't normally do. In the US they still employing older people because of their experience and skills. Unemployment is a big problem because of the crisis.