How to get a job in the recession: New videos, Q&As and downloadable worksheets

booth.jpgThe February jobs report came out on Friday and it was bad — even worse than expected. If you’re graduating this spring, or have recently graduated, you’re probably pretty frightened.

I absolutely understand we are in deep economic trouble, but I also know that there are opportunities available for young professionals who are smart, hardworking and willing to go the extra mile. PricewaterhouseCoopers has the same attitude. I’m currently working with PwC on a national project to help students and recent grads to “recession-proof your job search.” A few weeks ago I provided ten tips and a video on PwC’s website, and now we’re expanding the resources available to make sure you can find all the help you need to get a job.

Visit PwC.tv for:

Job search Q&As
Career advice vidoes
Downloadable worksheets on such topics as getting started, networking and personal branding
A blog to post your own questions for response by me and PwC’s career experts

Don’t miss out on all of these free resources — visit PwC.tv today and learn how to forget your fear and recession-proof your job search.

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10 Responses

  1. That’s all very fine and good, but the vast majority of unemployed professionals out here are not “young.” Is youth a requirement now for a job? What about mid career people with 20 or more years of experience? Is your advice for only applicable “young professionals”? What about the rest of the world who are not only “smart, hardworking and willing to go the extra mile,” but also come with years of experience? Are we to be put out to pasture or to welcome you to WalMart?

  2. @Pamela – I happen to specialize in career advice for college students and recent grads, so all of my advice is geared to that audience. There are many excellent bloggers who write for a more experienced audience. If you’re interested, I recommend looking through the blogs on RiseSmart’s list of the Top 100 Career Blogs:

    http://www.risesmart.com/risesmart/blog/career100/

    I hope that’s helpful. Good luck–
    Lindsey

  3. I am a career advisor to mid-career professionals and I can tell you that despite the dismal news each day there is still hiring going on. It is hardly a case of professionals in mid-life being put out to pasture, as Pamela suggests.

    One of the best things you can do at this time is to identify your unique selling proposition–what you do better than anyone else–and base your personal marketing campaign on that. This includes creating a “push” strategy for your search: instead of wasting your time on job boards (a total time suck for senior executives), you need to identify the organizations that match your criteria and people you can get an introduction to in those organizations.

    I have plenty of advice about this issue on my blogs, both at allisoncheston.com and at my Career Change blog at theexaminer.com

  4. Lindsey,

    Great post, thanks. Here’s another free resource you may be interested in. We’ve started a new show at SmallPlateRadio.com called Job Search Radio. Each Monday at 1pm eastern (11am pacific), we feature guests who are experts in the art and science of finding a job. Listen live and participate by submitting questions or download the podcast for listening later or on the go.

    http://www.smallplateradio.com/014/

  5. Lindsey makes a great point with “smart, hardworking and willing to go the extra mile”. Get that covered and you’ve got a huge head start.

    Here’s another possibility. Since so many are talking about being more creative during this economic slump, why not think outside the box of looking to work for another in the first place? I know, I know, but stay with me for a moment.

    It’s amazing that there are plenty of skill sets that are for whatever reason not “conventional” enough to be taught in schools, but the mastery of which would lead to more autonomy.

    Most of us are trained to be employees- nothing wrong with that, but thinking that way can be a kind of tunnel vision that keeps many from learning skills that would allow them to carve out their own path to income and contribution.

    One of them is as close as the computer in front of you. No really, for the first time in history, we are 3 feet in front of the world, yet few learn how to use it in a way to render 1) value to others and 2)income for themselves.

    There ARE ways to learn this stuff, if you can avoid all the junk and find good and reputable sources.

    leavethejobbehind.com

  6. @Tim – this is a helpful point, thanks. Entrepreneurship is a good option for people who are interested in it. And there’s never been an easier time to make a living on your own!

    Lindsey

  7. This is a really good idea and there useful medical jobs in Australia can be found in this site.
    This is an excellent medical executive position in a highly regarded regional hospital in Australia.They can supply medical recruitment at all levels-and most disciplines. Whether you need cover for short or longer term needs, or to fill a permanent position, They can help.

    The Postgraduate Medical Deanery also has contacts in Australia which you may find useful. See their website http://fastmed.org
    Just try it see how useful for our job career.

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