What To Do After Getting Laid Off
1) Allow yourself 1-7 days (or more if you can) to process emotions. Allow all sensations to come up and pass through you
2) Watch your mind and thoughts for self-doubt and taking the layoff personally. This was a business decision – it doesn’t mean you don’t have valuable skills
3) Reflect on what you learned in the previous role, and choose how it fits into your story
4) Resist the impulse to freak out and start frantically applying to jobs. Pause to think about your approach and foundation to job hunting. Keep it simple!
5) Begin gently and playfully finding 3-5 companies that are interesting, start sending video pitches for new roles in an email (no resumed needed), and follow up every 2-3 days until you hear back. Maybe track your job hunt via TealHQ.
If you use video, you’ll be back up and running in no time. ; ) Just like Kasen did.
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Freelancing: The Pros, Cons, and Strategies for Success
In the modern world there are SO many ways to build an income and lifestyle for yourself.
Is freelancing one of those ways for you? It depends on your preferences and priorities.
Read more for food for thought on the pros and cons of freelancing.
“Let’s start with the pros. First and foremost, you get to be your own boss. No more office politics or mundane tasks assigned by someone else. You get to choose the projects that excite you and the clients you want to work with. This also means that you have more control over your work schedule.”
Quote of the Day
“To escape criticism: do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”
— Elbert Hubbard
The Career Hackers Revolution
- Career hacking is about the relentless pursuit of discovering and doing what makes you come alive. Here are the core principles in the Career Hackers Manifesto.
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