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DJH 450: did you lose your job?

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

What do Do Right When You're Laid Off

1) Be aware of your thoughts and feelings. Breathe. Let yourself take in the facts and feel any feelings.

2) Take at least 1-3 days to decompress. Take a long walk or two. Reflect on your previous role and what you enjoyed, learned, and where this might take you next.

3) Inventory your strengths. Form your story and clarify your interests and purpose.

4) Reflect on 3-5 companies you might LOVE to work for. Listen to your gut. Think big. Forget about job postings, job descriptions, or if you're qualified.

5) Research one of the companies for at least 1 hour. Learn their mission, history, team members. Read their blog and listen to their podcast. Go on Craft.co and Crunchbase to see their financials and tools they use. Figure out what their current needs might be.

6) Create a 60 second video pitch

7) Email it to the hiring manager.

8) Follow up every 2-3 days until you hear back.

9) Crush the interview. Send thank you notes abundantly.

10) Negotiate the offer like a champ.

You got this! We're here to help.


How to Learn to Love Learning

Unfortunately, you likely went to school, and learned that learning was a chore.

To grow your career, you'll want to shed that, and rekindle your natural curiosity!

Read this in depth post from Shannon on Career Hackers, Learn to Love Learning.


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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is CEO at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a classically trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.