My company ran out of funding…and I didn’t see it coming!
Your recently found out your company ran out of money….and now you are left out of a job wondering if you are going to get your last paycheque. Or perhaps they decided they are no longer in a major market and are going to refocus Now what?
It’s time to get to your networks and try to see what is going on out there, and where you can fit in. Applying to companies where you have a similar industry is where you are going to get your quickest responses. Don’t wait, everyone is in the same boat so the resumes will start flooding out fast and furious, be first. Join groups on LinkedIN, and look for jobs in the job discussion sections. Also, add your contact information at the bottom of your profile so people aren’t shy to reach out and get their “hand slapped” by LinkedIN. You’d be surprised the jobs you can find on Craigslist and Kijiji these days, they are FREE to post to instead of the around $600-700 Monster / Workopolis charge companies and many savy HR folks have figured this out.
And…you didn’t see it coming…? Sometimes you have to listen to that little voice inside that tells you things might be heading the wrong way, cancelled projects, missed financial targets, key people leaving, lots of people leaving, people at 47 “retiring”, severing partner relationships, just listening to the watercooler buzz, even keeping a eye weekly on the newspaper can give you tips. Employers like to hire people that are already working, so if you think things might be heading south where you are, get in touch and I’d be happy to help.
Posted on April 1, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged career search, company financial issue, hire, i lost my job, interview, lost job, moving out of the consumer market, my company ran out of money, no more money, resume. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.