If you’re here with me today, you’ve just gone through one of the toughest days in your career.
You know…that day when your supervisor called you into their office and said something like…
“Look, this is really hard for me because I really care about you…”.
Within a few minutes, you find out that you’ve just been laid off or furloughed.
When this happens, most of us essentially go into a state of shock. We become overwhelmed by a range of emotions.
We’re angry, we’re sad and possibly even a bit hurt. — Not to mention we’re worried.
Thoughts start going through your head like…
…”How can they do this to me?!”
…”How am I going to tell the family?!!”
…”How am I going to pay the bills?!!!”
We end up walking away in a trance…no questions asked — sometimes with severance pay, sometimes with nothing at all.
We go home and over the next few days we try to process what just happened…HOPEFULLY with a nice bottle of wine.
Once the shock wears off we give ourselves a little pep talk, update our resume so we can hit the job boards and reach out to your professional network.
If this is what you’re doing or planning to do…stop!
When you get laid-off you need a completely different approach…a totally different strategy.
Going on the job hunt is the number 1 mistake made by people who have just been “Laid-Off”. A mistake that can cost you THOUSANDS of dollars!
Now, I’m not saying you shouldn’t go on the job hunt…of course you should.
I’m just saying that when you get laid off you can’t rely on traditional job hunting methods like using job boards.
And the reason I know this is because for the past 10 years, I’ve helped over 15,000 people just like you, get premium job offers without relying on resumes or online job boards.
For those of you that don’t who I am or why you should listen to me, let me formally introduce myself.
My name is Michelle Huo and I’m the CEO and Lead Recruiter here at Digital Advocates.
We’re a national recruiting agency that helps ambitious professional quickly transition back to work and ascend to the top of their field in a fraction of the time.
We do this by helping you access UNLISTED job opportunities that you won’t find on any online job board…which means little to no competition.
Premium job opportunities that typically pay an average of 25% higher…without having to negotiate!
But first, let me explain WHY you can’t rely on traditional job hunting methods when you get laid-off…especially since the COVD-19.
Why you Can’t Rely on Traditional Job Hunting Methods when you Get Laid-Off
You see. Today’s job market is EXTREMELY competitive.
Indeed.com reports that there are over 250 million people that visit their site EACH month…before COVID-19.
Since the pandemic over 50 million people have been laid-off or furloughed.
When a company posts a job online, they’ll get hundreds and sometimes THOUSANDS of applications.
They’ll use sophisticated software to sort through and eliminate 80% of the applicants who don’t meet requirements. Then they begin conducting a series of interviews.
Hiring Managers are taking advantage of the high volume of applications to exploit job boards by hiring the most qualified candidates who are willing to work for the least amount of money.
Because the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that it will take an average of 6-months to land a job, professionals are afraid to turn down any offer. As a result, they are accepting jobs that pay 25% less than what they were previously making.
Again..it’s not personal.
I’m not here just tell you how bad everything is.
I’m just trying to help you understand that when you get laid-off in today’s job market, you can NOT rely on traditional job hunting methods and expect to land a job that pays what you’re worth.
Because if you do, it will take you 3 times longer to land a job, you will lose up to 6 months of income for a job that pays 25% less.
Which for some of you here today can mean a loss of tens of thousands of dollars.
And for 78% percent of the people here in the U.S. who have less than $1,000 in savings. Relying on traditional job hunting methods can be devastating.
The Good News is that it doesn’t have to be this way!
For those of you who don’t know what a recruiter is…let me quickly explain. Recruiters works directly with the decision makers at companies to uncover or create premium job opportunities.
We then conduct a search to find most qualified candidates to fill the position. We’re basically like a matchmaker ❤️
And the best part is that recruiters are paid by the company once a candidate is hired, so to work with a recruiter is FREE!