Are you looking to change careers or get a new job in 2022?
At Transition Solutions, we have been helping companies and individuals with workforce changes and outplacement services for 30 years.
For job seekers in early 2022, the good news is that companies tend to hire most in January and February. This is mainly because of new hiring budgets that go into effect at the beginning of a new year. This is also the time of year that many corporate employees, including hiring managers, return from their holiday vacations.
In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week there were 10.6 million job openings on the last business day of November, 2021. Although this number was below expectations, the total job openings remain at near record levels per the Trading Economics table below.
As you look to find your next job, now is the time to reignite your most valuable asset, your network!
At Transition Solutions, we coach our clients that even in the busiest hiring time of the year, you should be spending the majority of your time networking. Why? Because 80-90% of all jobs are found via your network.
Networking is a frequently misunderstood process. Among the misconceptions are:
- You must know your network contact.
- The network contact must be someone who has the authority to offer you a job.
- The network contact must be in your field of specialty.
The truth is a network contact can be anyone! Networking is nothing more than making contact – either face-to-face or by mail, e-mail or over the telephone – with anyone who can give you information. The operative word is information that leads you to job opportunities and decision makers. It is not about handing an acquaintance a copy of your resume and asking for either a job or a call if s/he hears of anything.
Networking is the single most effective source of job opportunities; yet, many avoid doing it because it is uncomfortable to ask someone for help, the belief that it is an imposition on others, or fear of being rejected by a network contact.
Yes, some may reject you; however, the majority will help you. Why? Many people who have been helped themselves through networking are happy to assist others. People are flattered when you ask their advice. People usually respond when you can connect them to someone you both know. So, what if you are rejected? Brush it off and move on!
At Transition Solutions, we’ve been helping organizations and individuals with outplacement needs for 30 years. We have developed a robust personalized and customized approach to every situation. Our strong reputation for consistently delivering exceptional service at value sets us apart.
If you would like more information on our services please check out our website at https://www.transitionsolutions.com or you can contact us directly at 888-424-0003 or email us at info@transitionsolutions.