Unlimited vacation as an excuse to find a job
In an indefinite leave formally, there is still hope that everything will be formed. At the same time, it is not known how long the rest will last. Search for or not to look for a new “place under the sun”? To be active in such a situation will be of no use.
There is nothing wrong with considering job offers when you’re still in the company. But one must understand that the number of vacancies in the labor market has now dropped sharply. Therefore, for the success of the operation to change the place of work will have to try. To begin with, decide on the area of activity in which you intend to work. Today’s situation has shown that the financial sector in recent years has been strongly overestimated. As a result, high incomes overpowered interest in other activities and forced to go precisely into this sphere. Now is the time to catch up and go to work where I would like.
At an interview recrue, first of all, will seek to find out your potential as an employee to understand how you fit your employer’s expectations. Do not diminish the importance of this part of the conversation: tell me not only about your education, but also about skills, abilities, interests and aspirations. After that, a recruitment agency employee will most likely be interested in the reasons why you are looking for a new job. Perpetual leave is often an alternative to reducing.
It is not a secret to a recruiter that the most likely to fall under the rule are not the strongest employees. Your interlocutor will try to find out why you are in such a position. If the matter is that your almost ex-company plans to stop activity, necessarily tell about it. Specify how long you are on vacation and why you do so, and not otherwise. Let’s say, if only a week has passed since the start of the holiday, and you have already begun to look for a new job, it characterizes you as an active, active person. And, staying idle for a month or two, before you begin to search, you will make an impression of a loyal employee. Do not be afraid if you are asked about the reasons for a vacation – any truth, even the most bitter, better than beautiful lies.
The final part of the interview, as a rule, is devoted to the suitability of the vacancy you are considering. Here you can discuss interesting issues, clarify the unclear moments of the recruiter. It is unlikely that the interlocutor will know that you are on an indefinite leave, if you do not say for yourself. But you need to report it. Firstly, this is not such a negative or secret information to hide it. Secondly, the recruiter is a kind of bridge between you and the future employer. If from a professional point of view you will approach the desired vacancy, he will definitely help with tips on how to best serve yourself in an interview with a future boss.