Laid off?-You’ve been Rumpelstiltskined!

You created gold for your employer, but they had  a different plan for you!

Rumpelstiltskin is a gnomelike person who spins straw into gold! Rumpelstiltskin’s payment is your  first child  for the gold produced!

Now you are  not a gnome, and you are not  a Rumpelstiltskin!

However, you did spin straw into gold for your employer and expected employment in return. 

 Well, Rumpelstiltskin didn’t get the child in the end and like Rumpelstiltskin, and even though you spun straw into gold for your employer, your employer had other plans.

So you have been Rumpelstiltskined!

I just want to recommend a few  ideas because I have been in your shoes a few times! I know what might be going through your head.

8 quick tips for you to think about and do:

1.    First: Your health—Mind and body

​   ​a. It takes energy and a clear mind to focus of finding a job.

    ​b.   DON’T deplete your emery by overeating or binging.

​AND get some rest!

   ​ c.   Exercise – just 10 minutes a day will help relieve some of the stress.

2.    VENT!

​ ​a. Talk to someone ….you are not alone! Just get it all out if you can

​ b. Join a job search network group for support and ideas/leads to positions .

3.    Routines and Plan!

 ​a.  Plan your work, work your plan -old saying but accurate!

             b.  Set up a daily plan and establish a routine to execute your plan daily!

   .         c.  Check off what you have accomplished daily

4.    Be accountable to yourself!

             a.  Finding a job is a difficult journey on your own

              b. Find someone who will say, “Did you do such and such today? How many jobs                          did  you apply for today? Your accountability person can help you keep your plan                    and routine on track.

5.    Recalibrate your expectations:

              a. After you hit the apply button-don’t wait for a response –keep looking and                                   applying.

               b.  Companies take a while- maybe weeks to respond

6.    Ask the tough questions and create answers:

               a.     What is stopping you from getting more out of life-

               b.    Where do you want to be going forward?

               c.     How are you going to get there?

               d.    Create stories and talking points so you can answer ‘Tell me about yourself?’

7.    “Keep growing to keep going”-John Maxwell (author and #1 leadership                      coach)

                a.     Stay up on what is happening in your industry or area of interest

8. Don't lose faith!


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