Forbes: How To Recover From A Job Layoff

Forbes: How To Recover From A Job Layoff

How To Recover From A Job Layoff

If you work in the corporate world, chances are, at some point, you’ll get laid off. But how do you bounce back quickly and explain the situation during a new job search?

Many worry that a layoff, or multiple layoffs, could play poorly for future job prospects. According to several members of Forbes Coaches Council, however, there are some simple fixes. To start with, you need to reformat your resume, be transparent about your situation, and align your talents with the job you want. Only then can you strategically position yourself to get back in the game.

 

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Know What You Bring to the Table

Take the time to do a personal inventory list including personal experiences you’ve overcome in life, any unpaid or volunteer work, and finally your natural gifts and talents. You will see what makes you a great asset for an employer. It also boosts your confidence. Remember you are not a resume and your history is rich — draw from it!

– Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

Forbes: Seven Ways To Handle Losing Your Job

Forbes: Seven Ways To Handle Losing Your Job

Seven Ways To Handle Losing Your Job

No matter what the circumstances are, losing a job is a life-altering event. The absence of purpose, routine, personal value — nevermind a paycheck — is terrifying.

First, stay calm. Take time to evaluate your finances and form a plan for what’s next. Try not to let your emotions run the show. Losing your job doesn’t mean you’re a failure; it just means whatever you were doing wasn’t right for you. Think of it as an opportunity to find something more in line with who you are and what you want.

Below, seven coaches from Forbes Coaches Council offer their advice on how to move forward.

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Look at This Moment as an Opportunity

Let go of the associated emotions and reframe this as a great opportunity. Reconnect with what you really desire for your career and life; reset your goals to align with that desire, and create a plan of action to execute. That plan should lead you to an organization and role that fits your vision. You’ll find yourself thriving very quickly!

– Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

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