Here is the most important rule to remember when you and your company part ways: Copyright 2015 Michelle Kerrigan
From time to time, throughout your career, you will feel stuck. Trust me, you are not alone. This feeling brings up questions. Many of which may sound like this: Should I leave my present employer? Should I take that job that pays less but has more meaning for me? Should I change direction completely? Should
Have you lost your job and lost your confidence? Well—here’s a corporate breakup rule you need to know: Never forget your own value. When you face job loss, your feelings of rejection can run really high. You think that all your professional powers have been left at your former job—and that’s not true! Your value
This week’s tips are about keeping your network alive and well so you can navigate career change with skill and confidence. Remember: Gone are the days when a company takes care of you. Now, it’s you take care of you! And, networking is a big part of that. If you’re nervous networking, act like a
I had lunch the other day with a friend who had recently been downsized. She spoke non-stop about all the things she would NOT do in her future career. After 30 minutes of negativity, I finally stopped her. I told her that all I was hearing was “No, no, no, no.” I get this. When
Often, when we face the firing squad, feelings of rejection run high. We often internalize the dismissal to the point that we reject our own value. We think that all our professional powers are linked to, and have been left at, our former job. We leave feeling empty and helpless. Don’t do this to yourself.
Life is about change. Corporate life is about more change. The more grounded you are in your ability to navigate change, the more confident you will be. So, here’s corporate breakup rule #2: Don’t get caught like a deer in the headlights when change—especially unwanted change, like getting laid off—hits. Be comfortable with change. Expect
Getting laid off is a big change. Often, a painful and unwanted change. When we are faced with a major change, the natural tendency is to dwell on the past, worry about the future, doubt ourselves and get stuck. All these emotions are natural reactions, so don’t beat yourself up over them. But when you