Have you considered a career change? Before you leave your current position, consider seeking the opportunity to sample a new career before you commit. A recent LinkedIn blog by Barb Poole caught my interest, and I looked into the idea of sampling a new career before you commit to it! If you have been downsized, […]
One whiff of desperation and hiring influencers may toss away your resume and any chance you had of getting the job you wanted. As a serious job seeker, you need to learn to identify the scent of desperation on yourself, your resume, and your actions. Learn to cover that desperation with the lovely perfume of […]
Never ignore the rumours. No one has a safe position during layoffs, so it pays to prepare. No need to panic if you are downsized, as long as you’re prepared. Take time to think. If you are laid off, what direction do you want to take? Are your career goals still the same? Perhaps this […]
At the end of a job interview, most interviewers or interview panels will ask a candidate if there are any questions they’d like to ask. If you don’t ask questions, they may perceive you as uninterested or disengaged. Your confidence may be boosted by practicing the questions below, or getting a Career Coach who can […]
The news that you’ve been downsized can be one of the biggest lemons life hands you, but it can also be the base ingredient for a very tasty lemonade. It’s all in how you choose to react to the downsizing news. Being terminated is rarely cause for immediate celebration, but the eventual outcome can be […]
Downsized. The stress and grief that accompanies a sudden job loss can hit you like a bolt of lightning out of the blue. Rather than isolating yourself from the shock, you need to experience the grief, allow it to move through you, and ground it in conversation and acknowledgement so you can leave it behind […]
If you are contemplating advancing your career in 2016, NOW is the time to refresh your career plan and your resume.
It used to be perfectly acceptable to stay in the same position or company for your whole career. Today no one has to feel pigeonholed any more.
Understanding how traumatic it can be to lose a job, employers generally feel compelled to provide career transition assistance – also known as outplacement services – for downsized employees. This is the case even for relatively short-term engagements, such as 18 months or so. While some employers have a contract with a specific vendor, many […]
Being fired from a job is one of life’s top 10 stressors, according to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, designed to evaluate how stressful events will impact one’s health. That’s why I recommend that one of the first things to do when you’re downsized is get support so you can vent your feelings. Your […]