According to a Financial Post article, BCE insiders say more than 2,000 people out of approximately 15,000 managers will lose their jobs during a “100-day plan” unveiled by new chief executive George Cope, to change the public image of BCE’s main unit, Bell Canada.
Despite this announcement, I am surprised to see, or I should say, not to see, any increase in online activity from Bell Canada Managers, who had to have seen the writing on the wall long ago.
Whether the inactivity is related to the highly publicized skills shortage or the anticipation of a lucrative severence package, these managers do not appear to be concerned about online networking to secure new positions. It is possibile that networking is being done in person rather than online but should there be any doubt of the significance of networking, I am sharing an excerpt from ExecuNet’s Executive Insider newsletter;
“NETWORKING is undoubtedly the best method for identifying career options, as 70 percent of the senior-level executives we’ve surveyed credit this activity for their success, and more than half of corporate and search firm recruiters reportedly find candidates this way.” Robyn Greenspan, Editor in Chief, ExecuNet.
As a Professional Certified Resume Writer and Career Coach I would be happy to provide a free resume critique and share my “networking” expertise with you.