Laid Off? Think Small

Here is some good information I pulled from the following two articles:

Don’t sabotage your job hunt: 6 tips by Anne Fisher
Small businesses hire as big companies cut by Emily Maltby

For those that are laid off or could possibly be:

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More
than one-third (34%) of 1,029 employees and managers in a recent survey by
Philadelphia-based consultants Right Management (www.right.com) said they’d
start job hunting immediately if they lost their current positions.

Understandable,
but that course of action runs the risk of “sabotaging the very goal they
set out to achieve, by being unprepared and reactive,” says Right’s
president and chief operating officer Douglas J. Matthews. A better approach is
to “avoid rushing into the job market,” he says. “Take time to
think about what you want to do next in your career.”

1.       If you don’t get along with a
potential boss during an interview, you never will

2.       If you don’t have a good rapport
with prospective co-workers, you never will

3.       Stop worrying about being
selected

4.       Decide what you want first

5.       Don’t sell out

6.       Be yourself

If you take time to think about what you want to do next in your career, one aspect to think about is working for a small business. Sure the security isn’t like that of a big company but then again look where that got you.

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Companies
with fewer than 50 employees increased their payrolls by 20,000 positions in
August

That
contrasts sharply with the 53,000 jobs shed at larger companies by ADP (ADP,
Fortune
500
)’s count, which is based on data from a subset of clients using ADP’s
payroll services.

Of the
812 small businesses owners surveyed, 11% increased employment recently by an
average of 5.7 employees, while 15% cut staff by an average of 3.7 employees.

Berens’
view is that small businesses are more affected by their own industry and local
geographic trends than they are by broader economic downturns. “We’re in a
market that’s growing, but also, relative to mid-size or large-size businesses,
we’re not as impacted by the macroeconomics of the country,” he said.

 
Remember, Micro Caps and Small Caps lead the economy out of sour times. Small companies equal big opportunity.

About benleeson
My name is Ben Leeson. I currently work for a large financial company in IT. I went to school at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. I graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in HR. Professor William Brown taught me and I enjoyed his classes; even acquiring an appreciation for just about all things HR. I didn’t pursue a job in that field after college but I’ve kept up with it. This blog will further my fascination with all things HR. I hope to grow my knowledge of the area through thoughtful writings and spirited feedback. I will attempt to have a fairly routine style so anyone reading can come to expect certain segments. Please excuse my incorrect grammar and occasional misspelling.

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