On October 29, 2009 Pacific Business Centers (PBC) was invited to participate in the Stimulus@Work: Training Resource Fair held in Redwood City, CA. This event was sponsored by the County of San Mateo Workforce Investment Board and was an opportunity for PBC to connect with laid off workers who are considering a startup business venture or private consulting practice.
Many out there are using Linked In to search for a new job. While Linked In is a key part of the job search strategy, if you aren’t using it to get some work now while you search for that dream job – then you are missing an opportunity.
Maybe you want to find a job with a company – or maybe you are considering entrepreneurship? Why not use Linked In to go in both directions at the same time.
At some point we have all been there: you find yourself without a job and now you need to look for your next opportunity.
You take a day or two to breathe – being out of work is one of the most stressful times we go through. However, life does continue on … you may even splurge on watching daytime TV and enjoy the feeling of being without appointments and responsibilities on a weekday.
But the realities of bills and career goals are real concerns, and you know you need to find a new income. It is a daunting task. Is opening up the classifieds section at your kitchen table really the most effective way to find a job or is there a better way to go about your job search?
Can there really be a silver lining to being laid off or caught in a reduction in force?
While many are facing tough realities in the wake of the economic downturn, there are signs that the entrepreneurial spirit that fuels business innovation is alive and well. Fact of the matter is that the explosive growth in start-up businesses isn’t surprising. While large corporations are reducing their workforce, they haven’t reduced their need for skilled work. Often, this work is being done by the same former-employees who are now consultants.