No matter who you are, a career transition or losing your job can be stressful. Immediately you start to worry about your income and financial wellbeing, you might question your value and you might be asking yourself, “Why was I the one they let go?” “What will I do next?” These are all normal questions to ask yourself. There are a few things that you should know and a few things you should and should not do when you get laid off or when you are transitioning careers.
The difference is that being laid off is due to business circumstances and being fired is typically associated to performance issues. A career transition can be voluntary or involuntary change. When you are laid off or you voluntarily are in a career transition, you typically have access to support services provided by your employer or by the state to help bridge your transition. When you are fired there are fewer resources available to you.
You might also hear that it’s easier to get a job when you voluntarily separate or get laid off then when you are fired. That may or may not be true. Here is some good advice on what you can do to manage leaving an employer when you know the relationship is not working out.
How each person handles being laid off can vary by their family life, their financial savings and how in-demand their skills are in the job market. There are often illusions that because you are well connected that you can get a job quickly. Which sometimes gives people a false sense of security.
The best thing to do is talk with an experienced hiring professional before you make any quick plans to get back into the job market.
There are so many options to produce an income. It really comes down to what your work-life goals are. You can use pepelwerk personalized career services to start rebuilding your work-life and make the process easier. You can also submit your resumes on job boards and start to work with staffing agencies.
There are things that you need to be aware of before you start sharing your personal information that can impact your wages, salary and work options.
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