Is your job safe? Or, are you like many others that have already faced the harsh reality that the job, your job, that you worked so hard at and poured your soul into is now gone. Are you part of the millions that are lost without an identity of who you are? For many of us when a job loss takes place its impact on us is more then we ever could have anticipated. There are many phases that accompany a loss of employment. Friendships with former coworkers are put on hold because it becomes too uncomfortable to talk about work when you don’t feel like you belong there anymore. Depression and doubts of self worth begin to creep in when you start seeking new employment and received those dreaded letters of rejection. How strong are you mentally? The level of competition that you are certainly going to face for those few jobs that are out there will be fierce. So I ask, what are you going to do, where do you start, and how do you pick up the pieces of your professional life that were shattered with one quick swing of the corporate ax? This is what I call “gut check time”.
For many of us the jobs we left are gone forever and more then likely those same companies that you worked for will never fill those positions again. So you are wondering where do we go from here. Simple, we need to create new jobs, better jobs, which will lead us into the future. What are they? I have some ideas but I would like to hear what you have to say. Take a moment to respond. In the next couple of days I will outline where I think we need to go. Until then lets here it; what do you have to say?