Job loss is painful, we all know the feeling.
We know the hurt, anger, and the almost immediate need for healing.
We question our talent, value, place, and even our identity.
We think we have become invisible, a wraith, a nonentity.
It is not true; no company can take who and what we are away.
We had those qualities before we were hired, We have them after we leave.
Emotions from dislocation, either by loss of a job, divorce, severe illness, or death of a loved one, are just as daunting.
You need some private time to grieve, be angry, and come to terms; this is no time to be looking for a new job or jauntily sauntering.
Our act of invincibility is a joke, our alleged friends, former colleagues, and our families go silent.
The loneliness is horrific, makes us far less likely to be positive and pliant.
Search deep inside YOU for who you are and who you want to be.
Carry on that conversation with yourself, until you can really see.
The stages of Kubler-Ross are incredibly real.
Commit yourself now, to heal.
Do not go to the market, until you know why someone should hire you.
Write, read, and practice your value statement until you are ready for others to see it as true.
Don’t lose a chance at a great job with a superb company.
Because your poor attitude makes you seem unsuitably unstable, angry, or worse, as a pompous arrogant phony.
You do not have to be unnecessarily humble.
Neither can you afford to fumble!
Smile and believe in yourself!
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This was my third successive time attending the seminar, which I am grateful to GSU for providing. I have found the programs to be helpful, in terms of strategy, tactics, encouragement, and accountability.
I know the presenters drive in from points north. While the Dunwoody campus is more convenient to me, I was fine with driving to the Alpharetta campus in November, too.
One fact that wasn’t clear to me from the GSU communications was that these sessions have a sequence to them. Some information is repeated (which is fine), but the seminar is not always the same. Had I understood this, I may have started attending them earlier.
I have offered my feedback to Bruce Dreyfus. I’m glad to elaborate for you as well.