by Jason Nemoy

For anyone in transition, try offering your HR expertise pro-bono. That’s correct… at no charge. Find an organization (maybe a non-profit?) that needs a little HR help. Something part-time, maybe 8-10 hours per week, that surrounds you with other HR professionals and provides an opportunity to make an impact. It will get you out of the house, you’ll build your network for sure, and I guarantee… it will energize you. Be creative.

by Jason Nemoy

For anyone in transition, letting someone know you’re in the hunt for a new opportunity should NOT be a “one-and-done”. Very important to keep your network updated regarding the traction around your search. Maybe it’s an email update every 3-4 weeks. And when you do “land”, let everyone know. Keep the updates positive and succinct, and ensure your network stays on your radar. Be creative!

by Jason Nemoy

For anyone in transition, you have countless opportunities to market your professional background. How about a business card that shares your contact information on the front, with maybe a brief professional summary and few bullet points highlighting your KSA’s on the back? A conference, a networking event, the grocery store… you never know who you might run into. Be creative.

by Jason Nemoy

I connect with a lot of professionals in transition, and many often ask if they should potentially change careers and try something new. My response, “Why not?!” Your knowledge, skills and abilities might line up nicely for a role you may have never considered. If you can step outside of your zone and take a swing somewhere else, go for it. Be creative.

by Jason Nemoy

For those that are in transition, you might be continuously tweaking your resume to ensure it’s updated and ready for use. Please ask yourself… is it accurate? Quick story: A colleague of mine recently shared her resume and requested feedback. I already knew her work history and immediately noticed she left out an employer of 5-6 months. I asked about it and I’ll be honest… I didn’t care for her reasoning. After some back-and-forth dialogue, she made the corrections to both her resume and LinkedIn profile. And she prepared her story regarding movement in employment. Potential employers are great investigators. I always err on the side of transparency. Be truthful, don’t hide anything. Please be sincere and up-front about your story.