HANDLING A JOB LOSS

Have you recently been laid off or fired?  In today’s environment, it happens more than we want to think about.  You are not alone.  Countless of people are laid off each year.    

Its Not the End of the Word.

The most important thing to remember is that it is not the end of the world.  Sometimes, it can end up being a blessing in disguise.   People have gone on to find more rewarding jobs with other companies.  Some have started their own business. Use it as a chance to consider why you were let go.  Remind yourself of your strengths and what you have to offer an employer.

 

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Explore Your Options.

As you start your job search and decide what your options are, you may feel that there are numerous decisions to make.   You will be asking yourself if you should stay in the same career or pursue something else. 

If you have been laid off or fired, don’t explain what happened on your resume.  You will have a chance to give details once you are speaking to an interviewer.  Never say anything negative about your former boss or co-workers.

 

Try to Stay Positive and Upbeat.

Whatever you do in searching for work, display your best side to all that you meet. With the right steps and a professional resume, success can happen.  Don’t overwhelm yourself.  Take a few hours each week to do things that are not related to job searching.  Spend time reading, exercising, visiting with family and friends, etc.

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