I hope you never find yourself affected by job layoffs, but if you do, the most important thing to remember is to keep your head up. Being let go from a job does not define you, and you will bounce back and find a new job. I wrote about the emotional toll of this experience 1-year after I was let go, and now I have brought my friend Matt on the podcast to showcase another perspective.
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Matt is a skilled marketing analyst in the Bay Area who found himself unexpectedly unemployed after a company layoff in 2017. Rather than mope around and lament over the situation, Matt used this time to find a job he was truly passionate about. Now in an industry he loves, he is able to look back and reflect on the layoff, and offer his advice on how to process the loss of a job.
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Matt shares the key actions he took that helped him (relatively quickly) make a career comeback, find an industry he is truly passionate about, and earn a higher salary than ever before!
- The mix of emotions and grieving process after company layoffs
Getting prepared to re-enter the job market
- From severance to perseverance – conquering your self-limiting beliefs
- Getting back into the groove by practicing your interview techniques before you interview for your most desired position
How to get more interviews by doing this 1 thing on your resume & cover letter
- Seeking recommendations from a former employer
Matt shared a few books he read during his time of unemployment, as well as an all-time fantasy favorite.
- Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman – As Matt describes it, “the other side of Thor, but a darker, grittier version.”
- Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling – The fantasy series of our generation, always worth a re-read or listen.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – A tale of 2 battling magicians who fall in love along the way.
Looking for more resources about being laid off? Check out my blog that details the lies you tell yourself after you lose your job. It’s raw, emotional, & real.