A friend compiled these thoughts about searching for your Next Opportunity:
“How to Survive if You Were Part of the Tech Layoffs”
Wired Magazine: How to Survive if You Were Part of the Tech Layoffs | WIRED
LinkedIn has a ton of posts and resources. This search will pull the latest from LinkedIn.
Your job is not you. It’s easy to tie your identity to your employer but as everyone eventually finds out; your employer is not your family. Any genuine friends you made there will stay your friends. The other people, who drop away during this change, will make space for new great relationships.
Change is painful. Please recognize the emotions that accompany change and manage them. Look forward to what will come when you land your Next Opportunity: New people, new energy, new challenges, new rewards.
One way to view being laid off is to flip your perspective. You were actually given a challenging assignment – find a new better opportunity. Most people recall things they wish they could improve about work. Perhaps it’s the long commute, the expensive parking, the open office, that coworker who clips his fingernails every Friday morning… now is your chance to change those things. The skills you have are valuable! There is an employer out there who will be glad to have you and your skills.
You are not alone. Many other people are experiencing this. Almost all working adults have had this experience or can easily understand what you’re dealing with. Don’t be afraid or ashamed to talk about the situation. Talk to your family, friends, coworkers… support is out there. Don’t be afraid to take the first step.
Do you have a friend going through this? Call them. Maybe you don’t have a job or a connection to offer them but the simple fact that you called them is a wonderful gift to share.
Contact me and let me know how I may serve you during this time.