Passion 4 People Getting Hired: Our New Blog
Welcome to our new Blog, Passion 4 People Getting Hired. Some of you may be reading my other blog, called P4P Living Lighter, about reducing our impact on the planet. I’ve been excited to get your notes and encouragement about that. Thanks for reading!
You’ve probably seen “The Great Resignation” mentioned in multiple media outlets. I would like to rename it “The Great Realignment.” As companies start making plans for returning to the office or not having an office or something in between, how does that line up with employees’ expectations? In lots of cases, it won’t align, which has resulted in a hot job market and a shift in power to the employee.
Workers are beginning to quit their jobs at the highest rates seen since the US government began collecting this data in 2000. Many different forces are at play here, changing the nature of work and workplaces. Surveys indicate that up to 70% of workers want to retain some remote work in their schedules. In addition, a recent Microsoft report noted that over 40% of workers/employees are considering leaving their current jobs within the next year. That represents a lot of churn in the job market, and more opportunities to explore the next step in your career.
If you’re in the job market, or would just like the process demystified for you, keep reading. I’ve been thinking for a while now about starting this blog, which will be focused in the near term on finding your next opportunity.
Over the next few months, I’ll be posting about elements of the job search including strengthening your resume, the power of LinkedIn and interviewing tips. Working in professional services, I’ve learned a lot about the job search process, and it feels like the time is right to share what I’ve learned. It’s all about helping you position yourself in the best way for your next role. I’ll also be bringing on guest bloggers who’ll share additional insight.
First thing: It’s important to start looking for a job while you have a job. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but I’d like to emphasize it. A job search requires time and effort, and that makes it hard when you’re already working full-time, but it’s important to start your search already employed, if you can. It also helps to take an organized and strategic approach, and I’ll be talking about that further in a future post.
For now, let’s start with the job funnel, which is a good way to visualize the job search process.
This process visual is used for sales all the time. I follow this process to develop business for my company and you’re going to use the same process -- but to sell YOU!
We all know people who are looking for their next job. Feel free to share this with them, or share my posts on social media. We’re all in this together.
Here’s to people getting hired!
Ina Rose, Passion 4 People Consulting