The recent economic downturn has effected virtually every sector. Many individuals have lost their jobs or had their hours reduced regardless of the industry they are in. Even people who hold highly skilled jobs that usually thought to be "recession proof" - such as someone who works as a mold inspector in Albany - are losing work because people simply don't have the money to pay for professional services. If you are one of the many individuals whose employment has been affected recently you may be wondering what you can do to find a new job, or to increase you hours. The answer is simple: you need to be flexible.
Job flexibility is very important when you are trying to find work in a difficult market. This can mean many different things, depending on your situation. For some people having job flexibility might mean considering trying to find work in another area. You may be one of many Canadian Canadian diamond jewellers for instance, who have lost their jobs but this doesn't mean that you need to find another job as a jewellery designer. It might be necessary for you to look for a similar job, or even an entirely unrelated job, depending on what's available in your area.
Another reason to be flexible in a difficult job market is that when jobs are scarce there will be many, many people applying for the same position. If you are willing to be flexible you will appeal more to potential employers and you may stand out from the crowd of other applicants. If you are applying to working in a field such as home health care you might have a better chance at getting hired if you are willing to work the shifts that other people don't want such as evening, overnights, and weekends.
You might also need to be flexible about the number of hours you work. If you have lost you job it is important to remember that a job with fewer hours than you are used to is often better than no job at all. This means being flexible when employers offer you a position that has less than full time hours. You need to carefully consider your financial situation and consider whether, for example, a job screening resumes part time is better than having no job at all.
Finally, another way in which you may need to be flexible is in your salary. Sometimes employers will offer employees the option of being laid off or taking a pay cut. This can be hard for many people but if you really want to keep your job, for example selling products, it might be worth it to take a reduction in pay.