There are many times in life when unexpected decisions and circumstances are actioned in the workplace. Companies will subscribe to hiring staff to continue a time honoured tradition affectionately known as the revolving door. Moreover, being laid off from work, forwarding a notice in advance or leaving on mutual terms is not overwhelming when happiness and future prosperity is fully taken into account. Evidently, companies lose an exponential figure of money with perennial hiring’s and indeed firings within their structure. Each member holds a different contractual agreement which states their scheme (full-time, part-time, temporary) which can leave content as much as uncertainty from within.
When searching for the correct role in the next step of your career, place everything into its purest context – travelling distance, annual salary, requirements, hours, alongside the company ethos, reputation and history. The list is endless. When some individuals are returning to work, they may feel a sense of obligation and little hesitation in accepting to attend the first interview opportunity and/or accept the first offer which is presented.
Analyse whether the role is suited for you in the long-term, mid-term or short-term window. The job may be the right size, but is the opportunity the right fit for your future going forward? Is it to fill a gap on your resume? Is it to gain rich experience in a particular field? Is the motivation of finance the underlying theme for gravitating toward a certain role? Do you want to transition into another job on the basis of depression and boredom? The answers vary on many levels. When you do a job that you truly love, you will never work a day in your entire life. It’s about balance and options.
Do not apply for a vacant opportunity on the temptational allure of what is seen from the outside looking in. All that glitters is not gold. Do as much research and consult with your head opposed to your heart. In addition; speak with a trusted family member or a good friend who holds credibility, honesty and knowledge in assisting you in your return to the next destination in your career. Evaluate all of the opportunities by frequenting to the shortlist of every single role in which you have applied for. Are you aiming too low? Are you aiming too unrealistically? Find your passion and incorporate your experience, qualifications and ethics into full practice into carefully selecting a role in which you envision yourself remaining in for the long haul.
Do you want a job or do you want a stable career? Stability means everything to the employer and the employee on a resume. A resume is not who we are, rather what we have done and how competent we are in carrying out the tasks effectually for the role advertised. A resume should be two pages maximum. Amend and cater your resume to fit the specific requirements of certain opportunities within the employment market.
There is also the hidden employment market. The hidden employment market consists of a vast amount of roles which are not explicitly promoted throughout the many employment websites. In progressing forward, send a high volume of emails, endeavour to contact employers via phone, network via Linkedin, and visit the companies personally out of courtesy to garner an aura of the workplace and its personnel. The more proverbial bricks which are placed into position, the greater the foundation for your success will be in relation to interview opportunities and ultimately being hired for the job that you desire.
Those returning to work largely includes women who have raised children, individuals who have overcome deeply traumatic life experiences, mental health complications, or those would-be employees who simply require additional training by way of training providers, nationally accredited funded courses and alternatively home/distant learning on their computer. The market is very competitive and it is simply a matter of tailoring and presenting yourself and indeed your resume to its full potential. An employer generally takes less than one minute to gather if an individual is suitable for the role, whether in a sitdown interview or evaluating during the recruitment process. You don’t get a second chance to make a big first impression.
Returning to work holds different implications and should never be viewed as taboo when personal circumstances are measured. The equality act represents that all individuals will be evaluated fairly irrespective of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, or social class.
Happiness is the main theme when finding a new job. There are a plethora of opportunities available on reputable employment websites such as Indeed and Reed. Nobody should be working in an environment that does not agree with their personal happiness or satisfaction. It is about mustering the inner strength in making a positive change today and returning into work after unexpected circumstances that briefly prevented you from work. There is a brighter tomorrow, and it begins now. You are one click away from success.
W| By Dean Perretta @DeanPerretta #InspireLSCareers