Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to network and prepare yourself for the next recession now before you experience the crisis.
Let’s have a quick and honest conversation with ourselves. Right now, if you are like most people, you are working. You are out there plugging along, doing your job well or trying to do your job well, and any thought about the economy and planning for your career future or long out of your mind. If the wall, fear has disappeared from newspapers as layoffs have declined.
However, I want to point something out to you. It’s obvious, but most people don’t think in these terms. I do.
Here’s the thing I want to remind you of – – the next recession is on the way. This isn’t a political statement. I don’t care about the politics of it. The next recession is coming. I don’t know when it is going to happen, you don’t know what is going to happen but a recession will come.
There has never been an easier time than now to build your brand, to start networking with people, to maintain connections and create an impression with people who hire, with people who recruit, that you are a leading individual.
There are many ways to do it. If you follow my YouTube videos. You will see that there are things about keeping a resume up to date, taking steps to network, stay in touch with people who you have worked with or had a relationship with at one point or another. A lot of stuff that will help you.
For now, my encouragement to you is don’t be an ostrich and pretend nothing is going to happen. It may not happen for a while. It may not happen for years, 2 years or 4 years. It could happen in the next month. He could happen in the next year.
You don’t want to be caught short with the network that is not in place, with a resume that is not up to date, with the LinkedIn profile that doesn’t do an adequate job of attracting people to you… There is a huge list of things, but for now just consider the things that I have mentioned to be of value.
Again, the recession is coming. Now is the time you need to take action. Now is the time before you might be in crisis that you can prepare yourself for what is inevitable.
Do you really think employers are trying to help you?
You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell you as much as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.
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