On my show, I discuss handling career setbacks with my guest, Gerry Diamond, and how to deal–and not dwell–when facing career challenges. Have a look: Handling Career Setbacks More clips to come! For now–cheers to career confidence!, Michelle Copyright 2015 Michelle Kerrigan
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
So—we’re up to the next way you give your power away at work. To refresh your memory, here are the first 5: You spend too much time and energy trying to change others. You put all your career eggs in one basket. You allow other people to define you. You can’t disconnect and just be.
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, we tend to get sensitive, especially when we’re going through unwanted change. For example: job hunting after being downsized. When we begin reaching out, and people aren’t reaching back, we take it as a personal rejection. Don’t do that. Yes, this sounds difficult, but it’s important. We all have a distinct need for approval.