Thread regarding Allstate Corp. layoffs

Is it easy to find a new job?

I keep reading and hearing about people who either left on their own or were laid off who managed to find new jobs - better jobs, at that - with no trouble whatsoever. Yet, I've been looking for the past two months actively since I really want to leave, and I've had no luck.

Is it really that easy to find new jobs? Where? What am I missing here?

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Good for you. It worked out well for those of retirement age or eligible for a healthy severance and marketable in the job market. It’s even better if you’re vested in the defined pension benefit, and can cash out and put that to work in a robust market.

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Post ID: @Yg6fNyS-8wns

Getting layed off after 30 years was the best thing that ever happened to me! I now have a job I actually enjoy and I collected a full years salary at one shot! Some were not as fortunate but there are definitely jobs out there.

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Post ID: @Yg6fNyS-8rxp

Maybe for technology. This site/thread started after some Claim layoffs, so in that context (Claims), as a person who hired hundreds of employees, I would not view a temp employment status as favorable.

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Post ID: @Yg6fNyS-6plm

There's nothing wrong with a temp agency. A lot of positions now are temp to perm. Also, going in as a temp gets you experience with other applications, and technology. It also give you an opportunity to see if you actually like the company or get a feel as to whether or not it's a stable company and if you really want to work there. Why take a job to find out you don't like it. That never looks good.

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Post ID: @Yg6fNyS-6kon

Two things; first, don’t believe the “ found a better job in no time with no problem” BS. Maybe for some, but it’s not that easy. Second, it’s easier to land a job when you’re still working in your field. Forget a temp agency. That’s a red flag. Unless it’s absolutely untenable, get active on Linked In and reach out to a recruitment agency to put your resume in play.

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Post ID: @Yg6fNyS-4qjc

Connections are important. Reach out to people you know. Also join LinkedIn and other networking sites

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Post ID: @Yg6fNyS-3pay

Be patient is the best advice anyone can give. If you don't need the benefits right away, then you could try a temp agency?

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