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MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (32,853)
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11/8/13 11:17 A

Sorry to hear your news. I know how it feels, I've been laid off twice in my life. It is very easy to get down and completely understandable. However, staying positive and keeping with a routine is a big help. Keep yourself busy and focused so that when you have interviews, that confidence can shine through. Good luck!

11/8/13 10:37 A

Thank you everybody! All this extra motivation is getting me pumped up to have a productive day!

CANDACEMM Posts: 1,218
11/8/13 10:29 A

Stick with the exercise and eating right. Keeping a positive and energetic mind will help you land on your feet in no time.

CPRCINDYC SparkPoints: (10,043)
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11/8/13 9:52 A

Good for you for keeping up with your fitness and motivation! Apply for all kinds of jobs and I hope that you find something great that you enjoy.

DUKEFAN86 SparkPoints: (110,851)
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11/7/13 9:23 P

Your idea of getting a fitness schedule going is a great one. Productive habits often lead to more productive habits, motivation and better time management. Set some small fitness goals for your self (try weekly at first) maybe.

MEOWMEEEOW SparkPoints: (49,687)
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11/2/13 7:35 P

When I was a teenager, my well educated father went for 3.5 years without a regular job, so I empathize with your situation. I think it's really good to throw yourself into some healthy goals to help you stay positive. Wrestling with discouragement was one of the ongoing struggles of our journey.

My dad was willing to take a variety of temporary jobs during that time, as well as claiming unemployment when he couldn't find work. It's really humbling to ask for help, and to take temporary work, but we all learned a lot in the process. As a result of trying a variety of positions, he ended up at an organization where he's been for more than 20 years. None of us would have guessed it at the time that he started working there in a temporary position.

I prayed for you just now. I hope things turn out well for you. Even if it's a journey, it's good to remember that you're growing in the process. Peace to you!

JESSAELINN SparkPoints: (22,120)
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11/1/13 1:52 P

Were you laid off from the job that you went to college for?

I'm working at just being content with any job I can get. I have been going to college for my job since day one, for 15 years. I'm at the point where I am close to getting my degree, and now I realize that it isn't all that it's cracked up to be. I think it's better to get work experience than to waste time trying to find a "career" through education. In the end, everyone is at risk of losing their jobs and you're not the only one that has had to deal with it. Just try to be positive and look at it as another open door, not a door shut. I think that will help you with your motivation.

LOTUS737 Posts: 2,750
11/1/13 1:45 P

Sorry to hear about this! I think you are on track with maintaining good eating habits & working out. My suggestion is to apply to every position you find- the good news is that you have great experience so that should help you get a new (better) job! And if no job openings are posted, feel free to call and ask if the company is hiring- sometimes they haven't advertised positions yet. Then again, it depends on what field you're in- so if you think it could work for you, maybe try it! I went door to door which is NOT usual in my field but landed 3 interviews in 1 week, after having applied for a few months and getting nowhere. If there are any job fairs go to them! See if your college maintains any job search help for alums/access to job search databases :)

11/1/13 12:57 P

So, after 4+ years (the longest running job I've had since graduation college about 5 years ago) I've been laid off of my job. I suppose this could be a blessing, since I never really liked it anyways but lacked the motivation to find something better, but it still is a blow.

Right now I'm getting back on a fitness/nutrition schedule. I figure that at a time like this it's good to keep some productive habits to keep my mood up and to keep me from simply melting in the couch in self-pity in the morning. Hopefully exercising and keeping to healthy eating will keep me positive and motivated enough to pull off a productive job search.

I'm sure others have been in this situation. I appreciate any and all advice.

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