If so, I’m guessing you are feeling confused, scared, angry, sad, indignant, as though a part of your identity has been taken away. You might even feel relieved.
For me, it was a big turning point. I felt like I lost my identity. Who I was, what value I brought to the table, and where I fit into the work world was all thrown into disarray. I immediately wanted back in – to be back on the circuit and in the fray.
As an executive, I was offered help with redundancy in the form of coaching through an outplacement agency. I found it was too impersonal. It was focussed on getting my resume up to date. The coach didn’t take time to really get to know me. I felt alone and confused as to why it was so important to immediately get my resume updated and start applying for hundreds of jobs.
Although getting back in the fray and on the circuit did settle me because it was familiar, I was clinging to my sense of identity for what had been. As time went by, I began thinking more and more about the legacy I wanted to leave and felt something was missing. I questioned myself on what I wanted my identity to be and what I wanted to be known for. I started putting a plan together – my career plan.
The help after redundancy I wanted was more personal. A coach who took time with me. A coach who gave me suggestions to open my mind to options. Someone who was on my side. I found a coach who helped me the way I wanted to be helped. I now offer the same type of coaching for clients. As you come to terms with the changes in your life, having someone on your side is important.
If you receive an outplacement program look carefully at what they are offering you. If they offer different training experiences, make the most of them. There may be some opportunities for you to explore topics that you’ve been curious about and haven’t yet looked into.
I know everyone says to do this. That’s because it works. About 50% of jobs on the market are placed through people networking. Choose a few people who you think may help you out. Buy them a coffee or tea and ask for their help. Show interest in their business, what they are doing and any professional issues they may be facing.
Get in touch with me or sign-up to my online programs. You need someone in your camp who understands what you are going through and can support you through the process. The coaching and the online program offer that.
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