Laid Off? Here’s How To Get A Job Now

Upset businesswoman feel unmotivated trying to apply for jobs

Life over the past year and a half has taken plenty of twists and turns. This fact definitely applies to the job market. Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, many people have been laid off due to less work and closing businesses.

It can be hard to get back on your feet and find your next opportunity after being laid off. As such, Josephine’s Professional Staffing has come up with a few tips to help you land that next job after being laid off.

1).  Allocate Time To Your Job Search

According to this article from Indeed, you should, “treat your job search like a job.” This is one of the best tips for finding a new position after you’ve been laid off. The more time you spend on refreshing your resume, editing your cover letter and reaching out to potential employers, the more likely you are to find that next opportunity. It might seem obvious, but spend that time you would’ve spent at your previous job looking for your next one. 

2).  Update Your LinkedIn Profile

This tip is a crucial one for finding a job once you’ve been laid off. Along with refreshing your resume and cover letter template, don’t forget to update your LinkedIn profile, or make one if you haven’t already. If you were at your previous job for a while, then there’s a good chance your profile has remained untouched. A large number of employers are turning to platforms like LinkedIn exclusively when hiring, so it’s very important that everything looks put together on your profile. 

This article from The Muse suggests that you should do things like add keywords to your profile in order to show up in recruiter searches, ask for LinkedIn recommendations and try making “thought leadership” posts to your newsfeed to draw attention to your profile.  

3).  Try Something New

Finding inspiration after being laid off can be challenging. However, this could be a perfect time to try a career in a different industry. This might not always be possible due to finances or job requirements, but if you end up spotting an opportunity that you’ve always wanted, don’t be afraid to take the jump – even if it’s not what you’re used to. 

Being laid off can help you reassess your goals and priorities. Have you always wanted to switch things up? This could be your chance. Additionally, you may find that other industries have more job openings, making it easier for you to find a job after being laid off. 

You might feel defeated after being laid off but there’s no reason to! There are plenty of jobs out there waiting for you to apply. Let us help you find that next opportunity!
Want to learn more job search tips and industry news to help you grow your career? Visit the Josephine’s Professional Staffing blog for a variety of posts on the topic.

How to Use A Staffing Agency and What Josephine’s Professional Staffing Can Do for You

No matter where you are in your career, or how long you plan to remain in your current position, it is never a bad idea to have a staffing agency on your side. Whether you have a business looking for employees or are an individual who is looking for work, allying with a staffing agency may be one of the smartest moves you can make.

What Sets Josephine’s Professional Staffing Agency Apart?

JPS takes pride in our ability to build bridges between our employees and our clients. JPS is a staffing agency with over 30 years of experience matching our clients with employees to fit every need. 

For a business, we understand it can be extremely difficult to find a perfect fit for a position – a hire who is not only be great at doing the job itself and also fits into the environment and be willing to stick around as long as it takes to complete the work.  

We offer:

  • Temporary contract matching, perfect for clients that need a job done but are hesitant to bring on a full-time employee. 
  • Temporary-to-hire matching, ideal for those clients who need a new employee, but want to try them out first. 
  • Direct hire placement, finding the perfect candidate for the position you need filled and getting them started as soon as possible.

We also have decades of experience with, and are happy to provide, vendor-on-premise contracts and payroll services.Contact Josephine’s Professional Staffing Agency Today

No matter your industry or field of business, enlisting a staffing agency is always a good idea. Not only can we fill executive positions, we also excel at filling:

  • Administrative/clerical 
  • Accounting and finance
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare/medical 
  • Light industrial or manufacturing jobs

When it comes to making sure our employees and clients are matched perfectly, few staffing agencies come close to JPS. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your company. For more recommendations on increasing employee engagement, read additional articles on our blog today! Or, if you’re looking for a new position, see our current job listings!

How to Craft an Effective Cover Letter

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A cover letter is just as important as a resume for a job application; it gives job seekers a format to showcase to potential employers the reasons they are the best candidate for the job.

Writing a cover letter is challenging, and before you begin you’ll want to understand the dynamics of the company, the challenges and trends they might be facing, and how your knowledge and skills as an employee will bring value and enthusiasm to the position.

To get you started, let’s go through the entire document and review the beginning, middle and end of an effective cover letter.

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