STOCKHOLM, March 25 /PRNewswire/ --
Uncertainty around today's economy has left some workers feeling uneasy about their jobs. Career experts from CareerBuilder are offering tips to help workers make themselves indispensable at the office and to help them find a job if they have experienced a layoff.
The important thing is to be prepared and stay productive within your organization, said Johan Hjelte, Managing Director of CareerBuilder.se. If you've experienced a layoff, don't get discouraged. It may take longer to find a job, but there are still organizations out there hiring.
Tips for Making Yourself Recession-Proof at Work -- Seek out additional responsibility. Show you can wear many hats within the company by volunteering to take on different responsibilities. Try to get involved in long-term projects. -- Be a team player. Establish yourself as someone who proactively shares information and resources and tries to help benefit the work of others. -- Offer up ideas. Propose ideas for cost-savings, improved efficiencies or new revenue streams to help your company weather the storm. -- Toot your own horn. Keep a current record of your accomplishments and contributions to the company, quantifying results whenever possible. Share new highlights in a project update email to your boss and other supervisors who may benefit from your accomplishments and make sure to give kudos to others involved in the project. -- Stay positive. Keep focused on the task at hand and don't let rumors impact your productivity. Job Hunting Tips for Workers Who Have Been Laid Off -- Finding a job is a job. Commit to looking for a job two to three hours per day. -- Transfer your skills. Look at how your skills can apply to other industries that may be hiring. There are universal skills that employers will search for such as strong communication skills, problem-solving, project management, etc. -- Leverage social media. Join various social networking sites and consider blogging to showcase skills, experience and creativity. -- Study job postings online. Job postings clearly spell out what employers are looking for and employers often use electronic scanners to search for keywords in their job postings. Update your resume using some of the same keywords as they apply to your experience. -- Make yourself more marketable. Consider taking this time to go back to school or obtain a certification in a classroom or online. -- Stay active. Consider volunteering. Most employers view this as relevant experience and it can help expand your network.
CareerBuilder.se, formerly Jobbguiden.se, is one of Sweden's largest job sites and a subsidiary of CareerBuilder.com, the leading online job site in the U.S. The company offers Internet solutions within job postings, career advice and employer branding for both employers and job seekers. The site was launched in 2004 and has since then helped thousands of employers to connect with job seekers within all categories of work. CareerBuilder.se has a number of partnerships and powers the career sites for many other large Swedish web sites, both broad and niche sites, in order to reach as many job seekers as possible. For more information about CareerBuilder.se, visit http://www.careerbuilder.se.
Media Contact: CareerBuilder.se Jenny Lovgren +08-522-167-51 Jenny.Lovgren@careerbuilder.se
Jenny Lovgren of CareerBuilder.se, 08-522-167-51, Jenny.Lovgren@careerbuilder.se