thinking about taking time off between getting laid off or fired from your current position… Think again.
A lot of people think
“Hey I need to recharge my batteries, I need to be calm before I start interviewing, I need ( think of a reason ) to have some time off….”
These people tend to stay unemployed. Oh and a lot of the people that tell me this after being on the market for 4+ Months are not Millennials. I REPEAT they are NOT Millennials.
Jonathan ( guy in the picture above ) was the head of Business Continuity Technology at a Global Financial Firm….
He decided to take off 3 days between interviewing and look at him now.
All joking aside, you will see tons of articles saying that you should take time off after you leave a firm… Like this article below by Jacquelyn Smith….
Go on read the link to the article below.
Look at the career of the person telling you to take time off from your career search…..
She never took time off… Neither should you.
Nowadays the interview process is long and drawn out. Here is my advice.
- Take that week/weekend to come to terms with your situation.
- Get your resume updated.
- Get your www.LinkedIn.com profile shining and reach out to coworkers for references.
- Get a hold of the best recruiter, and if you can’t get a hold of me, I hear that there are other recruiters that are almost as good as me ( I think this is a myth like Bigfoot or Unicorns but anything is possible I suppose )… try them. Talk about what you want career-wise, and give them your resume.
- Collect the names, jobs, and dates of roles each recruiter is thinking you might fit.
- Then go and chill and wait for the process to come to you……
The person that follows this game plan will be employed. The person that follows the advice of the Jacquelyn’s of the world, not so much.
of Executive Management & Technology Divisions