Please check out this fantastic article by Readers Digest with our president, Matt Warzel, as a contributor – 9 Things You Should Do If You’ve Just Been Laid Off

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Losing your job is tough, but it doesn’t mean your journey ends here. πŸš€ I’ve compiled a list of actionable tips to help you navigate this challenging phase and set your sights on a brighter future. πŸ’‘

My take:

Update your resume

Even if you were only in your last position for a short time, you’re still going to need to update your resume if you’re considering a new direction. β€œReverse engineer your career path from your ideal job’s description and see what you have and what needs upskilling,” suggests Matthew Warzel, President of MJW Careers, LLC, a resume-writing firm. β€œThink the long game and have a vision of your dream job,” Warzel says.Β  β€œThink of your job drivers. What’s important to you? What motivates you? What’s your passion? What can you do that will make you happy in two weeks, three months or a year?” If you wereΒ career cushioning, did you develop any skills outside your previous job description that you’re interested in pursuing?

Here are the key steps I’ve learned from the article:

1️⃣ Stay Calm – Panicking won’t change the situation. Take a deep breath and focus on what lies ahead.

2️⃣ Assess Your Finances – Understand your financial situation and create a budget to sustain yourself during this transition.

3️⃣ Network, Network, Network – Connect with former colleagues, friends, and industry professionals. Networking can open unexpected doors! 🀝

4️⃣ Polish Your Resume – Update your resume with your latest accomplishments and tailor it to the positions you’re applying for.

5️⃣ Acquire New Skills – Use this time to upskill or gain certifications to enhance your marketability.

6️⃣ Explore New Opportunities – Keep an open mind about potential roles or industries that align with your strengths.

7️⃣ Stay Positive – Maintaining a positive mindset is crucial for resilience during this journey. πŸ’ͺ

8️⃣ Seek Support – Talk to friends, family, or professional counselors who can provide guidance and encouragement.

9️⃣ Take Care of Yourself – Lastly, remember to prioritize self-care. πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ Your well-being is essential during this process.

Remember, I’m here to help you navigate through this challenging time. Together, we can turn this setback into an opportunity for growth and success! 🌟

❗Need help after being laid off? Why wing it? It’s your F’n livelihood. Do it right, and you’ll be doing something great again sooner than later. I’m here to help! I’d love to be your hiking buddy on your career path. πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸžοΈ

Let’s connect and support each other! Drop me a message, and let’s start this journey together. πŸ€—

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