Hunting for a new job is something which most of us have done or will do at some point in our lives and when that time comes it will not be easy. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs or OFCCP is part of the Department of Labor and although their primary task is to ensure that any company which does contract work for the government complies with government regulations, especially regarding equal opportunity in their hiring. OFCCP compliance is therefore important to many businesses and those that do comply cover a wide and varied diversity in job types.
The OFCCP can also be of help when looking for work though as they will usually keep a list of those OFCCP companies which are currently looking to increase their labor force and this list is available for job seekers to look at. These lists are usually kept by area and so by requesting to see the list for your particular area, you may find an opening which suits your abilities.
Changing jobs and especially looking for a new job can be one of the most stressful times in our lives, right up there among getting married or moving home and so we need to try and stay calm and decide where the best places to look at first maybe. The local list created by the OFCCP may be at the top of our list or at least should be if we want to find a quick solution to the problem.
Although some people may find themselves without work without any notice, most people will know in advance of their upcoming situation and so should formulate a plan on how best to survive through the unpleasant experience. Of course, the first thing is to make your plan on where you may find work but apart from that, there are other measures you should perhaps take. Some of those measures are:
Prepare – Knowing you will be going through a rough time financially, you should prepare yourself and your family to adopt a more frugal attitude towards spending, at least temporarily. You should ensure that your resume is up to date and accurate, reflecting all you have done and achieved either in terms of education and formal training as well as an experience you may have.
Part – Time Work – As it may take some time before you can get a good job appropriate to your skill level and rate of pay you would like, you may want to consider taking a part-time job to help see you through financially.
Improve your Skills – If you are perhaps unhappy with the type of work you have had experience in, this could be a good time to expand your knowledge. The National Center for Financial Education (NCFE) can offer financial assistance for further job training and so it may be worth visiting their website www.ndfe.org.
Regardless of what preparations you make though, you should be prepared to meet some stress but the better prepared you are, hopefully, the less stress you will have to endure.