How to Receive Multiple Job Offers After You’re Fired

Written by Marta L. Driesslein, CECC

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“Every time a bad thing happened in my career, I always landed on my feet and good fortune proliferated through increased earnings, greater fulfillment and expanded opportunity to learn new skills. Using multiple career marketing strategies simultaneously I made sure that failure was never an option,” he added.

Quickly create opportunities for yourself by changing your mental and physical state. Here’s what you can do to restore order out of your job loss chaos:

Want to deactivate your fears?

•Take a vacation now to clear your head and get perspective •Don’t feed your anger by calling past colleagues and revisitingrepparttar past •Welcome your firing as an unexpected career advancement torepparttar 145424 next level •Limit your pity party to one business day (8 hours) •Forgive, let go, accelerate onward

Want to reactivate your confidence?

•Volunteer your time to someone who needs you – a charitable organization •Convert your resume from a career obituary to a marketing promo piece •Inventory your portfolio of skills and question their relevancy / currency •Showcase your business talent by serving on a community task force •Upgrade your self-marketing campaign to strengthen your branding

Change your focus from retribution to restoration and you’ll findrepparttar 145425 key to layoff survival and increased employer interest. Swallow your pride and take control of your career by morphing yourself into a consultant. You might even be able to reverse your misfortune and sell your talents back torepparttar 145426 boss who fired you. Many ingenious job searchers have done just that and leveraged their talents by filling a void left by their departure.

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.

Got any valid reason to settle for a bad-tasting insect when a juicy steak is just aroundrepparttar 145427 corner? Get on with it.

Marta L. Driesslein is a senior management consultant for R.L. Stevens & Associates Inc., a career marketing firm and organization celebrating over 24 years of providing strategic marketing solutions for its clients’ career transitioning needs.


Written by Which one of these 5 common mistakes are you making right now?

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Here are two examples:

* So you're just a lawyer? Does that mean you have knowledge and insights into areas that will save me in legal complications later on and that you and your negotiation skills can actually prevent me from having to take people to court which will cost me thousands whether I win or lose?

* So you're just a helpdesk operator? Does that mean you can create information packs and training materials for me to make my productsrepparttar easiest to use and understand onrepparttar 145272 market, and add even more value to each sale? Or that you can take overrepparttar 145273 technical training for any of your staff who are frightened of computers, thereby boostingrepparttar 145274 productivity, profits and satisfaction levels of my staff?

Mistake #3

Long-winded resumes. The faster you get your message acrossrepparttar 145275 more they will like you. About two minutes isrepparttar 145276 maximum they spend reading an application - UNLESS you interest them. Learnrepparttar 145277 secrets of good copywriting and your application and resume will be as compelling as a John Grisham page-turner.

Mistake #4

Employers always see applications that only talk aboutrepparttar 145278 APPLICANT and their skills, not how they will be of benefit torepparttar 145279 company. Your application needs to talkrepparttar 145280 employer's language. Ifrepparttar 145281 application simply talks about YOU, you've got it wrong.

The way to make sure you've got it RIGHT is to userepparttar 145282 words "you" and "your" in your application more thanrepparttar 145283 words "I" and "my". How much more? Five times more. (Hint: People like reading about themselves � so give your employer what he/she wants!)

Mistake #5

Employers are sick of applicants that have little knowledge ofrepparttar 145284 company they're applying to. The more you know about a company,repparttar 145285 easier it is to getrepparttar 145286 job. In fact,repparttar 145287 more you know aboutrepparttar 145288 company,repparttar 145289 more you sound like someone who is there to help, rather than someone who's simply looking for a job.

I am a marketing junkie with a family involvement in the award-winning Spirit House Restaurant. I'm also a paraglider pilot to which people suggest I have a death wish but to me it's more of a life wish.

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