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Turning a Job Layoff into a New Opportunity

Sep 17, 2008
No one likes to think about the possibility of losing their job, but the reality of life is that layoffs do happen. A little preparation combined with some mental reinforcement can make this transition in life a little easier and possibly more rewarding.

Layoffs can flood the market with hundreds or thousands of other job seekers who hold the same skills, all looking in the same area. This makes for fierce competition in the job market, with far more candidates than there are new jobs.

How can you reduce the stress that comes with joining the unemployment line? There are many steps you can take to clear your mind of negative thinking, improve your skills, and make this unfortunate situation an opportunity.

We don't always know when a layoff is looming. There may be signs: a reduction in customers, fewer tasks making their way into your in-box, maybe even a comment or two from co-workers that start you thinking. But the truth is, we don't know for sure until it happens.

Changes in behavior in management can be a sign of a change in the corporate stability. When managers change their patterns and start to micro-manage they are really trying to reestablish control over their work situation. They may know something you don't, and they may be expressing their own fear of layoffs as well.

What should you do when you see those warning signs? First things first, you should pull out your resume and start working on your updates. Think about the accomplishments you have experienced over the years, how you've made yourself a valuable employee. Capture qualities like attendance, promptness, and willingness to learn.

Put some attention on self empowerment. Weighing your value against others, and having to prove yourself in an interview can be daunting. There are many classes and techniques that can help you release old concepts and beliefs, such as EFT or even Reiki Energy Healing. Learning new empowerment tools can only make you stronger, both emotionally and mentally.

You can turn around the negative aspect of a job layoff and turn it into a new opportunity. If you get stuck working on that resume, put it down for a minute and clear your mind. Use those tools and skills you have developed in personal power to release and restructure your thinking. Turning a job layoff into a new opportunity can open doors you never new existed.
About the Author
Author Estee Taschereau is a Energy Healing Coach and Intuitive Counselor. As a supporter of holistic health and energy healer, she brings 25 years of enthusiasm and experience into every long-distance session by phone.
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