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How to get a job during a downturn

If you are looking for a new job and the country you are based in is going through an economic downturn, the Library & Information Service has a range of resources to help.

What's on this page?

  • Online articles
  • Further resources
  • Useful links
  • Books and articles from the library

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Online articles

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

You will need to be logged-in to the website to gain full access to the range of articles available online.

Leave no stones unturned in your job search

Tips on finding another job based on the case of Barri Wyman who was laid off in the Great Recession of 2008. Emphasises the importance of growing a network of contacts and how such relationships should be two-way.

Writing a recession-proof resume

If you're applying for a new administrative job these days, chances are you will be competing with a larger pool of qualified candidates given the increasing unemployment rate. This means that your résumé doesn't just need to be good – it must capture the attention of prospective employers.

Further resources

Further resources are available from the Library & Information Service to help you at the interview and applications stage:

CVs and interview skills
Access online books and articles and carry out company and industry research to help you prepare for an interview.

Psychometric and personality tests and assessment centres
Find out how these tests work, and how to survive them on your interview day.

Useful links

Accountancy and finance career consultancy.
If you're looking for one-to-one advice on your CV or with taking your career forward, the ICAEW provides a career consultancy service to members.

CABA: Work
Tips and advice from the Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association on dealing with work-related issues, including job hunting.

To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to book loans.

You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports by post, fax or email through our document supply service.

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