Got Laid Off? 5 Things To Help You Bounce Back!

When you hear the three dreaded words, “you’re fired,” all sorts of emotions can go through your head. Shock. Disbelief. Panic. But, if you’re one of the many American workers who have been laid off in recent years, don’t worry – you’re not alone. In fact, layoffs are now a common occurrence in today’s economy, so here are some tips to help you get through this tough time. Keep reading for more information on what to do when you’ve just been laid off from your job.

Losing your job can be a really tough experience. But it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Here are a few things you can do to recover from being laid off:

– First, take some time to grieve. This is a big loss, and it’s important to give yourself time to process it.

– Second, capitalize on your next income sources such as your side hustles. If you have a side business, now is the time to put all your energy into growing your side hustle into a full fledge business.

– Third, if you don’t have a side hustle, start exploring side hustles like being an Uber driver, Lyft driver, Uber food delivery, Uber package delivery, Amazon Flex, Roadie App, start a consulting business
or start a service business online. The possibilities are endless! Get started now! It is a way to bring funds into your household while you find another job.

– Fourth, update your resume and start applying for jobs. Even if you don’t get the first job you apply for, keep at it. If you need help with your resume(s), click here for learn more.

– Fifth, be transparent with your employment gaps on your resume and in your interviews. Be ready to respond with how productive you have been during those gaps.

– Sixth, each out to your network. Let people know you’re looking for work and see if they have any leads.

– Seventh, use this as an opportunity to learn new skills or brush up on old ones. There are plenty of online courses you can take to make yourself more marketable.

– Finally, try to stay positive. Losing your job can be a big setback, but it doesn’t have to define you or your career. You’ll bounce back in no time.

It’s not easy being laid off, but it is possible to bounce back. You’re not alone in this process and there are plenty of resources available to help you get through it. I’m here to support you and would be happy to chat with you further about your specific situation. Reach out to me anytime by clicking here.

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4 Resume Mistakes You’re Making (And How to Fix Them)

Your resume is one of the most important tools you have when searching for a job. It’s your chance to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the role. However, if your resume is full of mistakes or doesn’t contain the right information, it could cost you the opportunity to even get your foot in the door. Here are some common resume mistakes to avoid:

1. Irrelevant Experience: It’s important to have the right professional experience showcased on your resume. Having the wrong experience will hurt not hep your chances of getting attention from the right employer or right job.

2. Not Structuring Your Resume Properly: Does your resume still have objectives on it? Please review that from your resume…right away. It’s so important to make sure that your resume showcases your actual talent and not just your experience. When I say that, I mean your resume must have a summary of your qualifications it should have a list of your skills, knowledge base and abilities either listed or highlighted at the top of your resume. It should also showcase how you can help the employer. The proper resume structure can sell you to the employer because they can see how you can benefit them.

3. Not Describing Your Experience Thoroughly: Are you leaving out any important details about your skills or experience? Make sure you include all relevant information about yourself so that the employer can get a complete picture of who you are. Also describe how you did the job by showcasing awards, certifications and your overall stellar performance in that position.

4. Do Not Add “Reference Available Upon Request” to your resume: Was your resume written in 1992? Then that’s the only resumes that have that line printed on there. It is so irrelevant to resumes now, due the mere fact that more employers are expecting you to have a list of references ready to represent. The reference list is another “career tool” you as a consummate professional need to have in your arsenal of career tools in your professional life.

So, there you have it – four resume mistakes that might be costing you the job of your dreams. But don’t worry, we’re here to help! If you need additional assistance crafting or editing your resume, please connect with me here and I would be happy to help. In the meantime, make sure to avoid these common mistakes and you’ll be on your way to landing that perfect job.

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Best Career Change Action Steps #4

Are you considering a career change? Making a big life change can be scary, but it’s also an exciting adventure. If you’re feeling ready for a new challenge, here are some action steps to help make the transition go smoothly.
First, check out Steps 1 – 3 to get the beginning steps.

Step #1 | Step #2 | Step #3 | Step #4 | Step #5

That’s all for now. But don’t worry, I have one more action step for you to check out. Just click on the link Step #5 above or here. You can also find more information about making a successful career change by downloading our free guide here. We hope these tips help get you one step closer to your dream job!

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