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9/18/17 4:17 P

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9/18/17 12:29 P



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Trish,

We all have down days. I know I had my fare share of pity parties when I got laid off.

There will always be people who will tell you that you're not doing enough. they only realize how much you've done when you're not there to do everything for them. It's important to be needed, but not taken for granted.

Glad you're feeling better !






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9/18/17 10:24 A

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Thank so much!
I won't have a problem getting another job, just had to vent and now dusting myself off. I better delete that post before someone else misconstrues my reason for posting.
You are so kind to offer such sound advice. Thank you for the encouragement!

Edited by: START40TRISH at: 9/18/2017 (10:33)
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9/18/17 9:54 A



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Hello, Trish !

Looking for a new job is never an easy thing. The good news is that you already have job. You may not like it. It may be stressful, but it's a job that is providing income. One thing I've learned from my own job hunting experience is that it's better to look for a new job, when you already have one.

I've been laid off twice in the past five years. The first time I was laid off, it took me close to nine months to find work. I had to live off unemployment benefits and a part time job. I was lucky enough to find a contract job that eventually led to a perm job. Unfortunately, after a couple of years of working perm for that company, they laid me off. I didn't let being laid off get me down. Instead, I tried to be proactive.

Each morning, I would check the job listings. Each morning I would tweak my resume to make it more marketable. I worked with recruiters. I worked with head hunters. When is the last time you updated your resume ? If it's been a while, it's time to get it updated with ALL the experience you acquired from your current job.

What sort of work do you do ? Would you be willing to take a good paying contract ? That's what I had to do. There are many companies who will only hire a worker as a contractor to start. Once you've worked 6 months to a year, you have a chance to be given permanent status. Contract work could be a good opportunity.

Also, if you are totally miserable in your current job, this may be time to consider a career shift, as opposed to a change. A career shift would be taking the skills you have and changing businesses. example, if you've been working financial and hate finance, look into work at a pharmaceutical. If you have good skills, those skills can be moved to different companies.

I'll tell you something that a friend told me that helped me find a new, well paying job that I love.

You need to put a higher value on your SKILLS. Don't undervalue yourself or your skills. Putting a higher value on yourself will help you get a better paying job.

Be proactive. Get to work on updating your resume. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. Remember, you have VALUE !!







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9/18/17 8:41 A

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Everything is sorted..Sp'ers are great!

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