A period of layoff provides the perfect opportunity to brush up on your skills and learn new ones. In fact, now this is not only advised, it is NECESSARY. Employers are looking for the candidate with the most skills to do the job well and with the competitive labor market, they can be picky. So, use your time to gain these skills and put yourself in position as a top contender.
About the author:
Mandy Skinner is the Head of Client Services at The Wedge Group, Inc., where she has worked with organizations such as Cornell University and Prudential Securities. Her service and support are individualized to meet the changing and diverse needs of all The Wedge Group’s clients.
Copyrights Mandy Skinner and Jodi Ihnotic 2012