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Reimagining Your Career: Reassessing Goals and Exploring New Opportunities after a Layoff

Updated: Jun 2, 2023

Losing a job is stressful. However, it's important to remember that being laid off does not reflect your worth as a person but simply results from changing business needs or circumstances. If you recently lost your job, here are some tips on coping with a layoff and moving forward.

  1. Take care of your emotions: It's normal to feel a range of emotions after a layoff, including shock, anger, sadness, and worry. Allow yourself to feel these emotions, and engage in activities that bring you joy and help you de-stress.

  2. Seek support: Reach out to family and friends to share your feelings and get the support you need. Consider working with a therapist or career coach. They can encourage and help you keep things in perspective.

  3. Create a plan: Take time to assess your current financial situation and plan how to manage your expenses in the short term. Consider tapping into any savings or unemployment benefits you may be eligible for.

  4. Update your resume and network: Start updating your resume and LinkedIn profile, and contact your professional network to let them know you're actively seeking new opportunities.

  5. Reassess your career goals: Use this time to reassess your career goals and explore new opportunities or industries that interest you. Consider taking courses or upskilling to increase your marketability.

Remember, a layoff is not the end of your career. It can be a chance to explore new possibilities and find a better fit for your skills and interests. Resume All Day is available to help you during this challenging time and rebuild your personal brand. Connect with me once you’re ready to begin. Subscribe today and get Resume All Day's free "Resume Do's & Don'ts Guide" to gain a competitive edge with a polished and impactful resume.

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