I'm looking for some advice on how to decide what sort of jobs I should be applying for, and figuring out what skills I have might be transferable to another role. Whilst that might seem like a strange question for most people, let me explain...
A couple of months ago, I found myself out of work (along with 17 of my colleagues) after working for the same company for my entire 26 year career so far.
The roles I have have largely been in middle management, with a handful of directs. Of the recent roles, these have been focused around administering government contracts (where the company provides employment-related services that the Australian government then pays for). I have a degree in Human Resources/Industrial Relations that I completed 9 years, and have recruited all new team members whenever there has been an opening, as well as previously recruiting apprentices for other companies. I've done some basic IT support; accounts; payroll; customer service, however the last 10 years really has been quite niche work with the government contracts.
One of the first things I did when I was made redundant (perhaps that's an Aussie term - I think in the US its more referred to as 'laid off') was purchase the interviewing series, and am finding that truly helpful in getting me focused on what I need to put in my resume, cover letters, and preparing for interviews. However, the idea of trying to figure out what jobs I should be applying for (and I've applied for 15 so far) is one I'm struggling with. I haven't yet got so much as a phone interview, so am wondering what I am missing.
Any suggestions that the Manager Tools community could provide would be most appreciated. Thank you for your time