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  • Well, I think that one of the issues is that I am panicking and making rookie mistakes. Right now, I am doing an audit of my resumes to ensure that my fear isn’t making me miss easy stuff, that my cover letters are on brand and that my portfolios are complete. I have to always remember though that I have to not live in comparing myself to others.…[Read more]

  • I think this is a great idea. There’s no reason for anyone to go it alone. They say that searching for a job is the hardest job you’ll ever have. I’ve gone through it many times and can certainly attest to how difficult it is (but I know I’m preaching to the choir here). So let’s join forces and support each other in our searches. I think a good…[Read more]

  • So I’ve been hearing about “job search teams” and bouncing the idea of starting a one here? I know it’s a foreign concept for many (including myself until I heard about it) but apparently it’s really a thing and there’s a book about it.

    I’m thinking we can make our own job search team and make it what we want.

    If you’re game to be part of…[Read more]

  • We all know you have a choice in how you react to a layoff. You can commiserate with others and feel sorry for yourself or you can work to bounce back as quickly as possible. Should you decide to take control of […]

  • Hi @D8vid and thank you for expressing your true feelings about what you’re going through. I definitely don’t think know you’re not alone in the way you’re feeling. It’s something I’ve been feeling to some degree as I go through this whole job search process – which officially/really started in January. I gave myself a month to do it myself (since…[Read more]

  • It’s been about a month since I have been laid off, unexpectedly and just hours after being told that my co workers and I “…were fine…”

    I look around and see everyone getting new roles back with the company we worked with and I am very happy for them. The fear and panic tha we all knew that day whenwe got the news, that is now gone for them.…[Read more]

  • Whatchmacallit...the candy bar. Pure happiness!

    This is a very random one and not a sunset/sky pic! It’s a candy bar and I NEVER see these anymore… I also love saying the name. These are the very simple things that make my day… 🙂

  • HRProf replied to the topic Rate your layoff! in the forum I got laid off 2 weeks ago

    I wasn’t exactly laid off, more like forced to quit! I felt like I was working in a hostile environment. It felt a little like grown up middle school. I have NEVER worked in an environment like that. Get this- It was the HR Director who was the one creating the hostile environment. So, I only had one choice- to tell her that I wasn’t happy. The…[Read more]

  • Hi Nat…thanks for the additional background. It’s good you got out for your own well being but obviously you want/need to figure out your next step!

    I’m not sure what resources are available in Australia to re-train, but in the US, there are some colleges that will do career assessments to help people figure out what they’re best suited for.…[Read more]

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