How To Survive A Job Loss

Written by David Richter


Has this ever happened to you: You have been working at a particular job for a few years. Itís notrepparttar greatest job and it hasnít always allowed you to capitalize on your unique gifts or talents. But itís ok, and it paysrepparttar 136751 bills. The job has become a part of your lifeís routine.

Then one day, without any forewarning, youíre let go. In what seems like a split second, you go from being gainfully employed to joiningrepparttar 136752 ranks ofrepparttar 136753 unemployed. Itís a shock torepparttar 136754 system.

A tremendous level of stress can accompany being unemployed. Youíre certainly affected byrepparttar 136755 loss of income. You may also have a related drop in your level of confidence. Your unemployment may be impacting your home life and personal relationships. There may be a degree of depression that you are dealing with. You may be harboring lingering resentments toward those people responsible for your layoff.

Finding a job is challenging enough; if you bring these emotions into your job search efforts, you will be placing yourself in a very disadvantageous position. You need to be clear-headed and focused to move yourself forward. You must find a way to bring yourself into a more balanced state.

Realizing that you are not alone may be a good first step. Renewing or maintaining friendships is another. Appreciating yourself in every way possible goes a long way. Relaxation exercises, deep breathing, yoga, meditation, working out, and eating healthier foods can make you feel a lot better about yourself.

Interview Skills That Attract Offers

Written by David Richter


An interviewerís mission is to assess your qualifications compared torepparttar other candidates interviewed. Asking you questions is their way of accomplishing that mission. Preparing meaningful responses in advance is your way of impressingrepparttar 136750 interviewer.

Be prepared to talk about your skills, competencies, qualifications and accomplishments especially as they pertain torepparttar 136751 specific opening. Know how to state your likes and dislikes, your strengths, weaknesses and goals succinctly and fluently.

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You must be able to respond appropriately torepparttar 136757 question of why you left your previous position, assuming you left voluntarily. No matter how challenging your supervisor was or how gruelingrepparttar 136758 workload, you must frame your response in a positive light.

Make sure you do not discuss salary. Interviewers are aware of average job salaries and want to be sure you are inrepparttar 136759 ballpark. However, their knowing your salary history or requirements can disqualify you or lock you in to compensation that does not match your worth. If asked, you can simply state that your salary is negotiable.

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