“How we respond to something is just as important—if not more important—than our initial reaction.”
― Michael Thomas Sunnarborg,
In many organizations, there are times where you have a decrease in the overall budgets and decisions made by the powers that be which are a necessary evil specifically when it comes to reducing the workforce. I always compare employment to marriage, you have a honeymoon, an adjustment period, and unfortunately for some, there is a separation or a divorce. Your employment is much like a marriage; no one wants to leave, but for much involved it is necessary.
My heart goes out to those dismissed from employment. Just know that for every door closed, one opens. The time is now to strategize, to reorganize and come up with a plan B. You may be asking yourselves, what now? You have bills, food is needed and a family that depends on you.
While you adjust to the reality of your situation, don’t dismay! Things to consider:
- File unemployment
- Give yourself time to let it sink in if you are able.
- Update your resume
- Stay informed
- Prepare yourself to begin job searching