From Layoff to Job Landing Ep: 45
Lisa started this business in 2009 after a career of recruiting. She found herself laid off, and the sole provider for her family. She began writing resumes as a way to gain some immediate income, which was the birth of what exists now.
She helps job seekers from resume, to application, all the way through the salary negotiation portion of their job search.
While Linda and her company are happy to help professional and entry-level individuals, their bread and butter is the senior-level job seekers in the corporate world.
She and her team all have experience in the corporate recruiting world and specialize in this field.
In a time where people are being laid off, there are also people being hired. Listen as Lisa explains the difference between this time versus the 2009 market crash.
The lack of ability to network is very frustrating during this time of self-quarantine.
However, she addresses the other side as well. With the social media and online tools we have today, we can still be successful in our businesses.
What About the Older Workers?
Lisa shares the sentiment that we all need to embrace that everything is going to be different in this setting. While younger people are great at social media, they may not be able to do so in a business setting. The older generation understands the business importance, but may not be able to use the social media tools before them
The key, Lisa expresses, is the idea of both generations teaching each other and sharing their gifts.
Job Search During COVID-19
Now that you’re stuck at home, Lisa encourages those who are job searching to keep at it. People are still hiring, and her company has successfully assisted clients who have received accepted offers.
Lisa urges job searchers to look on the bright side. People are still hiring, and it is not impossible to find a career.
Thirsty for Connection
Lisa shares different ways to get connected via new methods of social media. There’s no harm to connect virtually. You never know what will come of an “e-vite.”
Create your own networking events. It can be as simple as getting on a Zoom call and creating your own opportunities.
Ray of Sunshine
Lisa expresses the importance of positivity. Keeping a positive mindset and disposition is a skill set within itself. Even if a company is not hiring right now, you can leave them with a lasting impression that will lead them back to you when society gets back to normal.
Be of Service
Look at ways you can be of service, whether it is within your organization or beyond. Linda expresses that this can be viewed as being a leader. Any time you get ready to complain, as yourself, “Is there a way I can make this better?”
There is ethical opportunity in chaos, and companies will look for those who step up to the plate and push through times of adversity.
Lisa encourages everyone to utilize tools like Zoom to connect with others electronically. Since everyone is now stuck at home and travel isn’t an option, social media is a great way to connect.
While Lisa understands that we’re all going through a dark time, she still has a mindset of “how can we make this happen.”
If you can make something out of nothing, Lisa believes that there will always be a place for you.
Lisa is the founder and managing director of Chameleon Resumes LLC, the premier executive resume writing and job landing consulting firm named Forbes Top 100 Career Website.
She’s a graduate of Cornell University. She’s also a certified professional resume writer, a job-landing consultant, and a paid moderator for LinkedIn’s premier career group, which has over 1.6 million members. Lisa also has 13 years experience as a recruiter.
Chameleon Resumes reviews the goals of senior-level job seekers to ensure their career documents serve those goals, while meeting the needs of prospective employers. Lisa has been featured on way too many media outlets to mention, but here are just a few – Fortune, Fast Company, Forbes, CNBC, BBC, Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, Good Morning America. Well, you get the idea.
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