Getting fired can be confusing, demoralizing, and very upsetting. Find ways to own your situation and learn from it while also protecting your sense of self and future career prospects.
You’ve landed an interview! Congratulations. Your resume and networking skills have paid off and you can hardly believe you’ve make it this far. Now if you can just get through this interview, everything will be great. If you can just sit up straight, stay calm, and answer questions in a forthright manner, you’ll be locked […]
Experienced managers and HR professionals are all familiar with a common scenario: An employee enters a position with promise, but little experience or relevant training. Often the employee is a recent college graduate or a person on the cusp of a career change. The employee learns very quickly, shows high ambition, seems to love the […]
There’s no doubt some will argue with this assertion, but all the same: There are some circumstances that can make a layoff feel like a positive experience by comparison. Most likely, those who agree are those who have experienced some of the following situations: “Pending” layoffs that remain pending for weeks, or even months. This […]
Networking is an essential business practice and is recognized as a common buzzword in every career field imaginable. But what is it, exactly? And how can you put this practice to work for you, especially if you’re shy or don’t feel surrounded by anything you would readily call “connections”? Networking can be defined as follows: […]
As I write this, I wonder how many of you have declared, “find a new job,” on your list of resolutions for 2010. And I wonder how many more of you wanted to write it down, but DIDN’T, simply because of fear around the economy and the job market. You’re not entirely wrong if the […]
There’s no doubt about it, this economy has been TOUGH – and it’s been especially hard on those who have lost their jobs. Because losing your job can literally feel like losing your way. It may involve feelings of shame, blame and especially fear. What it probably WON’T feel like is the flip side of […]