If you have fallen victim to a layoff or a downsizing, it’s really easy to get down in the dumps about that and be discouraged. Being on the search for new opportunity right now is more challenging than ever, so right now mindset’s going to be more important than ever.
So first of all, don’t get desperate. Don’t just jump on the first thing that’s there. You’ve got to make the right decisions for yourself and your career, but I highly encourage everybody not to go into a place of desperation. Everything happens for a reason, right? So this could be the perfect opportunity for you to find the next great company to call home.
Take Time To Get Clear
This is a great chance to take a step back and get really clear about what’s important to you in a career, what really matters to you and what you really want next. Allow yourself to hone in on that. Remember that being on the job hunt right now is going to take more work than ever before and you have to be willing to put in that work.
Hard Work Pays Off
You’re going to probably interview more, you’re going to have to make more applications, you’re going to have to talk to more people. Network, network, network, network. And be willing to put in that work and know that it’s going to take more work than normal. And have mindset knowing that, okay, I might have to work more, but it’ll pay off in the end.
Eyes On The Goal
Keep your sights set on what’s going to really be best for you and your career. Don’t let that fall to the wayside because of any sort of desperation or fear or anything like that. We always want to be making smart long term decisions with our career.
So, take these couple of tips, get out there, be in action, talk to a lot of people, and good luck!