I remember it well. First, there was the dot com bust and my RIF from a large tech company. Then, there was the housing market crisis. And now, this...
The job market is going to constrict, fast and hard. Over the last 72 hours, my staffing contacts have told me about their RIFs.
There will be fewer roles. There will be skittishness related to hiring. You know this and I know this. I freaked during the dot com bust. But, you know what came out of it? My C.OP.S and my best jobs. I landed my single best staffing leadership role during one of the worst economic times.
I used my C.OP.S technique to build winning candidates into job offer magnets during the housing market crisis. This is an opportunity. You get the opportunity to use this market for an even broader and more targeted C.OP.S.
Want a hint? Good. Your job is to develop a C.OP.S based on unique actions to protect revenue. There will be many versions of messaging but that's the base, protecting revenue. You will get tons of leaders leaning in to hear this. The smart leaders know that this tough time will pass. But, they want a NOW solution and you can be that person.
Me, the job search guy.